Buffalo Middle-Schooler Dies Of Swine Flu

Buffalo school officials say a middle-schooler has died of swine flu, and a union leader says a second pupil is hospitalized in critical condition.

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo school officials say a middle-schooler has died of swine flu, and a union leader says a second pupil is hospitalized in critical condition.

Schools Superintendent Dr. James A. Williams released a statement of sympathy Saturday, but officials would not say more about the Harvey Austin School student who died.

City teachers union president Philip Rumore had said a 15-year-old boy attending Harvey Austin was gravely ill with swine flu.

Rumore says a young girl attending the Charles R. Drew Science Magnet School is in critical condition with the virus.

Hundreds of children in the state have been hospitalized with the illness, and some children have died.

But most deaths have been among people between the ages of 25 and 64.


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  • by Dwayne Location: Greenville on Jun 24, 2009 at 09:22 AM
    Can you imagine what the real flu season of 09-10 will be like if this bug is prevalent thru the summer? It just ticks me off that J.Napolitano initially decreed this not a crisis. That's what you get when you fill your cabinet full of unqualified people. Think about it, flu season is not here and people are dying. This administration is clueless.
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