VIA WJLA:

Baltimore public school officials say a female middle school student who was diagnosed with swine flu has died.

Schools CEO Andres Alonso said officials learned of the Montebello Elementary-Middle School student’s death on Wednesday.

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.

Health officials say this is the second death of a child under 18 linked to the virus. Since June, state health officials have reported 198 hospitalizations due to illness related to swine flu.

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