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NYC girl who died from H1N1 remembered

June 12, 2009 8:06:26 AM PDT
Classmates of the Brooklyn girl who died from swine flu last weekend are remembering her as "sweet girl with a good heart." Seventh-grader Brianna Mann said she really misses her 11-year-old classmate, whom she also described as smart.

Brianna says it's scary to know someone who died from swine flu.

She said officials at Intermediate School 609 told students about the sixth-grader's death during homeroom on Monday.

Grief counselors are at the school, and the building is being cleaned.

School officials are meeting with parents Friday.

The girl's death brings to 15 the total number of swine flu-related fatalities in New York City.

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Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com.

  • Swine Flu Resource Guide
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    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    For facts about influenza, and more information about swine flu, please visit the Health Department and CDC websites. Some specific resources:

    From New York City Health Department

    Facts about flu
    http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/cd/cdinflu.shtml

    From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    General information about swine flu
    http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/general_info.htm

    Swine Flu Case Definitions
    http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/casedef_swineflu.htm

    Swine Flu Infection Control and Patient Care
    http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/guidelines_infection_control.htm

    Preventing the Flu
    http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits.htm


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