RPI Student Found Dead Died of Influenza A and Not Coronavirus

The Rensselaer County Health Department says a 28-year-old RPI graduate student died of the flu.

Yeming Shen's body was found by his roommate earlier this week at the City Station Apartments.

While there was some social media speculation that Shen's death might have been the result of coronavirus, health officials say an autopsy shows he had Influenza A, which can come on very quickly and very severely.

Officials do not believe there is any risk to the public.

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