BALTIMORE -- A female middle school student who was diagnosed with swine flu has died, Baltimore public school officials said.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported the state's ninth death related to swine flu Wednesday, saying the Baltimore-area youth had no apparent underlying medical conditions pending further investigation. Further details about the case were not released for privacy reasons.
This is the second death of a child linked to the virus, health officials said. Since June, state health officials have reported 198 hospitalizations due to illness related to swine flu.
The H1N1 virus also is suspected in the death of a Charlottesville, Va., man, according to the Virginia Department of Health. The cause of the man's death has not been confirmed. He had an underlying health condition that put him at greater risk of complications from swine flu.