Flu Claims Life Of Ohio College Student

Jan 11, 2013

Green County Health officials investigating the death of a Wright State University student hospitalized with the flu say the young woman appeared otherwise healthy.

The 22-year-old student had the Influenza A virus and was hospitalized for four days before she died Tuesday. Officials are trying to determine whether she had any other medical condition. A spokesperson for the county health department says says officials typically would expect a contributing condition such as diabetes or asthma in such a death, but the student appeared to be healthy. State and federal health officials have said the flu has been "widespread" in Ohio.