Fort Worth teen dies after getting swine flu
Sept. 29, 2009, 2:56PM
FORT WORTH — A 14-year-old Fort Worth eighth-grader has died after she was diagnosed with swine flu.
The father of Chloe Lindsey says his daughter, who died Sunday, had no underlying health problems.
"She was so healthy. And it got her and got her so fast," Tom Osborne told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Meanwhile, all schools in the Huntsville Independent School District are closed until Thursday due to students and staff being sick.
A statement on the school's Web site says classes and extracurricular activities Tuesday and Wednesday at the eight campuses, with about 6,300 students, are canceled "due to a high rate of absences."
Concerns about swine flu and other illnesses have led to numerous absences at schools statewide.
Huntsville, with a population of about 37,000, is 60 miles north of Houston.
Now, no one can tell you what's best for you and your family as far as taking the shot. That's something you have to decide on your own. I won't be taking it, nor will I be encouraging it for anyone I know! We all have to do what we feel is right!
Now, my friends, let's get some coffee and sit outside for a bit.