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    Swine Flu Death Reported in Hamilton County
    Posted: Aug 27, 2009 12:15 PM Updated: Aug 27, 2009 2:35 PM
    CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Eyewitness News has confirmed that Hamilton County has its first recorded death from H1N1 flu or swine flu.

    Erlanger officials say the child was brought into T.C. Thompson Chidren's Hospital and treated in the pediatric intensive care unit. The child died. Erlanger officials say the child was not a resident of Chattanooga or Hamilton County, and was transferred to Children's Hospital from another facility.

    Parents who have concerns or questions about H1N1 symptoms are encouraged to contact their pediatrician and/or family physician, and to access Erlanger's website, at www.erlanger.org for the latest information on recognizing and treating H1N1 symptoms.

    Check with WRCBtv.com and Eyewitness News for more details on this developing story as they become available.

    http://www.wrcbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=11002158

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    Re: Swine Flu Death Reported in Hamilton County

    Source: http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_157646.asp

    Child Dies At Erlanger Of Swine Flu
    posted August 27, 2009

    Erlanger Hospital officials have confirmed the death of a patient at T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital from H1N1 Flu.

    The child was not a resident of Chattanooga or Hamilton County, and was transferred to Children's Hospital from another facility.


    Hospital officials said, "Parents who have concerns or questions about H1N1 symptoms are encouraged to contact their pediatrician and/or family physician.

    "They also can access Erlanger's website, at www.erlanger.org for the latest information on recognizing and treating H1N1 symptoms."

    Officials also confirmed that a third grade student from Rivermont Elementary School died at Children's Hospital on Wednesday. The cause of death was not given.

    County school officials said the child had been at school on Tuesday.


    Counselors were available at the school on Thursday to help students.

    Also, UTC officials said three students had the Swine Flu.

    They have been recuperating at their homes.

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