Texas girl dies from swine flu

September 30, 2009 9:19:46 AM PDT
Officials say a 12-year-old south Texas girl has died after the swine flu caused her brain to swell. Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District officials announced Tuesday that the sixth-grader had died Tuesday after being declared brain dead on Monday. District officials say the girl, whose identity is withheld, had no underlying medical issues.

Officials say she was hospitalized Saturday after staying home from school Friday. An initial brain scan Saturday was normal, but within hours her brain swelled and she placed on a ventilator, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported.

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