A woman suffering of leukemia, admitted to the Regional Oncology Institute in Iasi (eastern Romania) has died on Monday evening after being infected with the AH1N1 flu virus in the hospital.
The Regional Oncology Institute in Iasi had been isolated after 11 patients with cancer had been confirmed with AH1N1 flu virus. Five of them are in serious condition. The 11 patients are admitted to the Intensive Care Unit in the hospital.
Doctors say that the patients had most probably got infected with the virus from a visitor. The visitors’ access has been banned, the sick patients have been isolated to prevent the disease from spreading. Disinfection actions have been taken and the medical staff has been vaccinated, as the hospital’s spokesperson announced. At the same time, only emergency surgeries are performed.
The first patient admitted to the Oncology Hospital in Iasi was diagnosed with flu on January 21 and two more cases followed shortly after that.
Flu can fatal to those who are suffering of cancer, as their immunity is extremely low.