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Cornell U. student has died of H1N1 flu

Updated September 13, 2009

Warren J. Schor, a 20-year-old Cornell University student from Clinton Corners, N.Y., has died of H1N1 flu, making him among the first of the thousands of American college students who have contracted the illness to die of it.

In a statement issued on Friday afternoon, the university's president, David Skorton, said that the student had died of "complications related to H1N1 influenza."

A survey last week by the American College Health Association, prior to Cornell's announcement, found that three out of four colleges were reporting H1N1 flu on their campuses, some 5,000 cases in all, but as yet no deaths.

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Read the full story from the Chronicle of Higher Education.

For more on student deaths linked to H1N1 flu, see also a story from Inside Higher Ed.