BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A young Buffalo girl, just shy of her 10th birthday, has losther life to the Swine Flu.
News 4 received news of her death late Saturday afternoon.
This is the second child to die from the virus in a week.
9-year-old Maya Harden died just after 9:30 Saturday morning atWomen and Children's Hospital.
She'd been on life support for 11 days, and had contractedpneumonia and MRSA. She would have been ten on July 18th.
Harden was a fourth grader at the Charles Drew Science MagnetSchool 59 Museum Campus.
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Harden's death comes exactly one week after 15-year-oldMatthew Davis, an eighth grader at Buffalo's Harvey Austin School97, died from swine flu complications.
"She's up there in heaven with Matthew. I don't think theirdeaths are in vain. I think now we will start doing more from thehospitals to the schools. We won't let it get this far because someof this could have been avoided. Both of them were healthychildren," said the Maya's mother Akea Hollingsworth.
Hollingsworth is urging parents to go with their intuition.
She says they should demand answers and take immediate action ifthey believe their kids are at risk.
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