Ammaria Johnson , a first grade student at a Virginia elementary school, died  Monday from a suspected allergic reaction to peanuts.   Authorities are unsure how she may have come into contact with the peanuts.  Little Miss Ammaria broke out into hives after complaining of shortness of breath at recess.

Food allergies are quite common these days.  Estimates show that 5 to 10 percent of school age children have food allergies.   A common treatment is to us a penlike device that administer drugs for a severe reaction.   The Virginia school  did not any medication on file for Ammaria.

*UDATE: The peanut was given to Ammaria from another student.

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