EVANSVILLE, Ind. — An Evansville hospital is awaiting tests to confirm whether a nurse who died was ill with swine flu.
Fifty-three-year-old Danna Fortune of Boonville died Friday at St. Mary’s Medical Center, more than a week after being admitted with flu-like symptoms.
Hospital spokesman Rick Peltier tells the Evansville Courier & Press there are no indications Fortune had been in contact with any patients hospitalized with swine flu. She was a nurse in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.The health officer in southwestern Indiana’s Greene County also reports that a death last week was its first related to swine flu. That person’s identity wasn’t released.