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Miami University grad dies from H1N1 virus

Kimberly Young (Source: Young family) Kimberly Young (Source: Young family)

By Brad Underwood - bio | email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Miami University graduate died from complications of the H1N1 virus at University Hospital Wednesday morning.

22-year-old Kimberly Young died from double pneumonia related to the H1N1 virus.

According to family members, she started experiencing flu like symptoms last week and went to an Oxford-area Hospital.

She was given an H1N1 test, treated for the flu and released. Her test came back positive, but by then Young was feeling worse and the medication was not working. Her family says she also suffered from asthma.

On Tuesday, she went back to the Oxford hospital, then was transported to University Hospital where she died.

Young graduated from Miami last year. Her friends say she worked at a coffee shop on campus for three years, and was fluent in Spanish, French and Japanese. She majored in art and photojournalism, and is described as a great friend.

Miami university's institutional response team issued a statement about Young's death, saying, "The university expresses its sincere condolences to Kimberly's family and friends, and is offering support to students and staff impacted by this tragic loss."

Young's visitation is set for Friday, and her funeral is on Saturday in her hometown of Wayne, Ohio.

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