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Healthy 22-year-old woman drops dead of flu

Posted at 8:25 PM, Jan 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-11 20:25:56-05

A 22-year-old Ohio woman has died after being hospitalized for the flu.

Amelia Perry had no pre-existing medical conditions and no tendency to get sick easily.

Before her family knew it, the flu turned to double pneumonia and a staff infection.

She was dead by Tuesday afternoon.

Perry was one of nearly 700 people hospitalized in Ohio for the flu in the first week of this year.