Buffalo students gravely ill with swine flu

June 20, 2009 11:55:58 AM PDT
A union official says two teenage students in the Buffalo school system there are hospitalized in critical condition with cases of swine flu. City teachers union president Philip Rumore says one of the sick kids is a 15-year-old boy at the Harvey Austin School. The other is a young girl at the Charles Drew Science Magnet School.

He says both students are being treated at Women & Children's Hospital.

Spokesmen for the school district and the hospital declined to comment, citing medical privacy laws.

Hundreds of children in the state have been hospitalized for the virus, but most of the deaths have been among people between the ages of 25 and 64.

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Information from: The Buffalo News, http://www.buffalonews.com

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    From New York City Health Department

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