A Troy University student is believed to be the fourth person in Alabama to die from the swine flu.
Alabama Department of Public Health spokesman Jim McVay said Tuesday there have been four deaths from the swine flu virus in Alabama.
The Dothan Eagle reported that the 18-year-old Troy student died Friday at Southeast Alabama Medical Center.
Troy University spokesman Andy Ellis said the school has taken precautions to protect students from the fast-spreading virus.
Ellis said there are posters up across the campus encouraging students and staff to use proper hygiene and avoid contact with others. He said students are being encouraged to see a physician if they have flu-like symptoms.