A pregnant teenager has died after contracting the H1N1 flu.

The 17-year-old, who was from the Scottish Borders in Scotland, has not yet been named.

When she contracted influenza A (H1N1), she was already pregnant, which makes women more likely to face difficulties related to the virus.

Following the death, Scotland's Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon urged all pregnant women to get vaccinated to protect themselves and their babies.

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She said: "The death of this young mother-to-be and her baby is deeply saddening and my thoughts are with her family and friends.

"Medical experts have been telling us that pregnant women are more vulnerable to developing complications after contracting the virus. For this reason, they will be among the priority groups for vaccination when the H1N1 vaccine becomes available later this month."

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