(10/05/2009)
A 14-year-old Cabell County high school student has died from swine flu.

Family members told WSAZ.com the most recent victim is Patrick Wheeler. He died in a Huntington hospital.

Hundreds of bloggers are calling for the closure of Cabell schools.

Two other people have died of swine flu in Cabell County.

Nurse Amy Scott recently died at age 37.

Scott was a home health care nurse for Pro Nursing.

Her sister reported the nurse started feeling sick and went to a local health clinic twice for treatment. When her symptoms intensified she ended up at St. Mary's Medical Center.

The sister said she went home to recover, but 48 hours later she was gasping for air and both of her lungs were full of fluid.

She was back in the hospital in the intensive care unit on a ventilator, after suffering a heart attack and multiple organ failure.

Scott was engaged and due to be married, and did suffer from diabetes and high blood pressure.

Nurse Michael Bloomfield, a former member of the Gospel Harmony Boys, died a month ago.

West Virginia residents continued to be advised to use the universal precautions against the flu, including frequent hand washing.


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