Swine Flu woman dies two weeks after giving birth

A 32-year-old woman died following swine flu "complications" two weeks after giving birth to a son, a hospital said today.

The family of Sarah Applin, 32, of Thurston, Suffolk, urged pregnant woman to opt for vaccination.

Staff said Mrs Applin died at West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds on Tuesday.

"Our daughter ... sadly died ... of complications with pneumonia following treatment for swine flu," said her parents, Jane and Barry Waterman.

"We would like to strongly urge any person on the at-risk register, especially pregnant woman, to have the flu vaccination."