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UNC student listed in critical condition

Posted December 3, 2009

— A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student was listed in critical condition at UNC Hospital on Thursday.

According to the Facebook group “Prayers for Lillian,” first-year student Lillian Chason was hospitalized last month with the H1N1 virus.

No other information was available.


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  • findoutthefacts Dec 4, 2009

    "So far, most H1N1 deaths have been reported."

    so...she is not dead....why does this one deserve more attention?

  • BarefootButcher Dec 4, 2009

    There is no sensationalization (how's that for a word?) in their story. So far, most H1N1 deaths have been reported. No, Lillian is not alright. If you happen to have a Facebook account...search "Prayers For Lillian" and you can find out what she is going through.

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  • findoutthefacts Dec 4, 2009

    There have been lots of people who have had H1N1 and several who have died. Why was this one considered newsworthy???

  • scientistjo Dec 4, 2009

    This story was in the Daily Tar Heel this week....with more detail.

  • paginasecunda Dec 4, 2009

    Sounds to me like WRAL is trying to sensationalize a story out of thin air again. I hope that she is alright, but obviously if her family wanted this in the news, there would be a lot more information.

  • Outside the Beltline Dec 4, 2009

    Actually, the hospital can release the condition of an individual but no other details without permission. That's why you constantly see reports that so-and-so is in critical, serious, fair, etc. condition. That's still allowed even with HIPAA. The rest comes from the family.

  • Desiderata Dec 4, 2009

    Personal information is SUPPOSE to be confidential..but in reality it is impossible to keep it so.we are human ...we care about our friends and familly ..so we talk..prayers for her recovery

  • toughcookiemom Dec 4, 2009

    Let's all continue to pray for Lillian's condition to improve.

  • djcgriffin Dec 4, 2009

    UNC student health is a joke.