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LCCC nursing student dies from flu & pneumonia

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Feb 28 2013 02:22:55 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 28 2013 03:41:27 PM CST
Lehigh Carbon Community College -- LCCC
NORTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. -

A nursing student at Lehigh Carbon Community College has died as a result of complications from the flu, the college confirmed Thursday.

Brian DeLong, associate dean at LCCC released the following statement:

"I am sorry to inform you of the death of one of our students, David P. Mueller, who passed away yesterday from a severe case of pneumonia and influenza B. David was a pre-nursing major from Schnecksville, Pa.
Our hearts go out to David’s family and friends.
Please know that counseling services are in place for any members of the campus community who need help dealing with their feelings of shock and grief. Please see us in AD126.
In an abundance of caution and on advice from David’s doctor, we are notifying the campus community that if you are showing any signs of an upper respiratory infection or a severe cold, you should seek-out immediate medical attention from a physician."

The Pennsylvania Department of Health updates its website with flu-related deaths once a week.  As of Tuesday, there have been five deaths this season in Lehigh County and four in Northampton County.