Swine Flu Claims the Life of a 33 Year-Old Mother

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Even though the Pig Sars epidemic is beginning to dwindle down, the sad fact is the virus still claimed someone’s life. Here is the first confirmed death in the U.S. from Swine Flu. Check the b-side for more

This week should have been a joyous time for Judy Trunnell, a 33-year-old schoolteacher who had just given birth to a healthy baby girl.

But the friends and relatives whose cars lined the quiet street in front of her home in a quiet subdivision Tuesday instead were mourning her, the first American with swine flu to die.

“We’re grieving now,” said a woman with tear-streaked eyes who declined to give her name.

In Maryland, her cousin told WMAR-TV in Baltimore that Trunnell had died after spending two weeks in the hospital. She slipped into a coma, and her baby was delivered by Cesarean section, Mario Zamora said.

This just let’s you know how serious this flu virus really is.


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  • Hannibal


  • Theory of Truth

    2nd….wow thats sad!

  • Hannibal


  • me (the original)®

    How long did she have it before she sought treatment, I wonder? I heard if caught early enough, it’s not a big deal after all.

  • me (the original)®

    *at all.


    Okay, I feel bad for the young lady but this hysteria has got to stop. Let’s keep things in perspective. Don’t about 10,000 people die a year from the COMMON flu?

  • Christmas Jones

    @ME (the original)…Unfortunately if you are pregnant, catching it early or not is the solution. Pregnant women cannot take medications for this because of the baby. That is why pregnant women are urged to take flu vaccinations before they plan on becoming pregnant. I don’t even think her death was preventable, which makes it worse.

    This is so sad, so devastating, I don’t even have words. No child should have to grow up without their mother, and for her to have to die like this…such a freak event.

    My heart goes out to the family.

  • Christmas Jones

    *catching it early or not is not the solution.

  • http://Bossip.com BALLS


  • http://www.ferdoza.blogspot.com Re...Madvillain

    She gave birth as she died…I always find that to be a sad paradox…

  • Marquis de Sade

    I have a confession to make. My mom is SMDH. That should explain everything. 😆

  • QueenTiye

    @ awwwwwwshaddap
    I agree. People are getting riled up over this thing because its something else to focus on..

  • Marquis de Sade


    She gave birth as she died…I always find that to be a sad paradox…

    It’s called recyclin’ 😆

  • ike

    they said it wasn’t actually swine flu that caused her death but an “underlying chronic health condition.” read into that what you will.

  • whatsyoursecretdesireDOTcom

    So sad.. I thought that was Ricky Lake for a minute

  • http://Bossip Here We Go Again

    Please folks, don’t be so quick to respond to the flagrantly flamin’ repressed homosexual, who most likely dons his mom’s underclothes while on this website responding with all the ignorant and racist comments. Its most likely the only time he’s able to release his frustrations as female trapped in a womans body.

  • http://Bossip Here We Go Again


    trapped in a man’s body

  • ike

    she died of aids. health officials said she had a previous underlying chronic health condition. many people with aids die from flu complications.

  • NIKKI UNDERWOOD (CAVS...dont ya hate us?)

    LOL@ Hann…

    But seriously I heard that there is a new type…guess who told me…Colonel Stinkmeaner…and he NEVER lies….

    Avian flu found in two Tennessee poultry houses

    Posted by Kim Albright May 05, 2009 9:29 PM
    Categories: Breaking News

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Associated Press in Nashville says Tennessee and federal authorities are investigating a Lincoln County poultry farm after tests found a strain of avian influenza virus.

    The Tennessee Agriculture Department said in a statement Monday that the strain poses minimal risk to human health and is not the strain associated with human and poultry outbreaks in other countries. Officials said the strain can cause slight illness in poultry.

    A preliminary test on May 1 indicated the possibility of avian flu on the farm. Additional testing was completed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The farm provides breeding stock for poultry farms and none of the poultry have entered the food supply.

    State officials said this is the same strain found on a poultry farm in Giles County last week, but there is no apparent connection.


    How do you get to talk to Colonel Stinkmeaner? I heard they banned him.

  • Marquis de Sade

    Here We Go Again

    Hey, that’s my favorite Whitesnake song. Btw, glad you’re a fan.

  • Toxicity

    According to Marquis de Sade’ comments
    ….I guess God is on our side then.

  • Marquis de Sade


    LOL! Well y’know, God was never known for havin’ good judgement. 😆

  • num1dominicano

    too bad…nice looking lady..

  • Toxicity

    @Marquis de Sade

    haha… case in point he made you

    without you we where would be

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