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      Ohio college student dies from flu complications

      According to WLWT, a 22-year-old Wright State University student has died from complications from a strain of the flu.

      The woman had the Influenza A virus and was hospitalized for four days before she died Tuesday. Officials are looking into her medical records to see if any other medical condition was a factor, but sources indicate she appeared to be healthy.

      The flu outbeak has been spreading with a vengence across the U.S., with 41 states reporting widespread activity. According to The Ohio Department of Health, the number of influenza-related hospitalizations almost tripled by early December. The current "level of flu activity is at "widespread," which means that there have been outbreaks of influenza and increases in influenza-like illness cases in at least half the regions in Ohio."

      The CDC recommends everyone six months and older get vaccinated.

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