Virginia child who had H1N1 flu dies

From NBC12 News

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Public health officials in Virginia are reporting the death of a Hampton Roads child who was diagnosed with the H1N1 influenza virus.

If confirmed by additional tests, the death would be the fourth in Virginia from the so-called swine flu.

The Virginia Department of Health said Friday the child who was diagnosed with the flu had an underlying health condition that put her at greater risk of complications from the flu.

No further details were released on the child because of privacy concerns.

U.S. government officials said the highest concentration of flu cases is in the Southeast and a few other states.

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