East Texas middle schooler dies of H1N1 complications
February 23, 2011 at 9:07 PM CST - Updated June 23 at 11:38 AM
Shreveport, LA(KSLA)- An East Texas boy from Harrison County died Tuesday evening after he developed complications from the H1N1 virus also known as the Swine Flu.
Family and friends tell KSLA News 12 the boy seemed fine just a few days before they had to take him LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport for treatment.
Twelve-year-old Trenton Lindsey, was a student at Elysian Fields Middle School where he also played basketball.
School officials say that Wednesday has been a very difficult day for their students and staff.
State Health officials say the boy actually died from pneumonia, but it was a complication from the H1N1 Virus.
"A lot of people are very concerned, and we wanted to use this sad situation to tell people that the flu is still very active right now. We're at very high activity," says Martha Whyte from the Office Of Public Health.
Health officials say both seasonal and H1N1 flu are prevalent in the area, so they encourage anyone who has not had a vaccination to get one.