BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A second Buffalo public school student has died of swine
flu.

Schools Superintendent Dr. James A. Williams released a statement of sympathy
Saturday. The school district didn’t identify the student, but her mother told
reporters the victim was 9-year-old Maya Harden.

The Charles R. Drew Science Magnet School fourth-grader was critically ill
with the virus for more than a week. The girl’s mother, Akea (ah-KEE’-ah)
Hollingsworth, says her daughter died Saturday after doctors “tried everything
to get her lungs circulating.”

A 15-year-old boy who attended the Harvey Austin School died of swine flu
June 20.

Some other children in the state have died of the virus, and hundreds have
been hospitalized. But most deaths have been among people between ages 25 and
64.


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