Swine flu kills 10-year-old

ATLANTA (AP) - A 10-year-old girl in the Augusta area has died
of swine flu.

State health officials say that Summer Rockefeller of Harlem,
Ga. died Saturday of the virus.

Officials say she is the second child in the state who died of the illness without having an underlying health condition.

Columbia County school board member Roxanne Whitaker said the
girl's parents lost their jobs and had no health insurance to pay
medical costs.

She said the family has "lost their home and everything else."

The Harlem Baptist Church is planning a Nov. 5 fundraiser to
help the family defray some costs.

Some 27 people in Georgia have died from swine flu and more than
500 people have been hospitalized from the virus.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 64206272 - wtvy.com/a?a=64206272
Gray Television, Inc.