(Swampscott, MA)  --  A Swampscott teacher has died of the flu.

Phyllis Gotlib's family says she passed away suddenly yesterday.

The 68-year-old was a fine arts teacher at Clarke Elementary and Hadley Elementary Schools.

The CDC says this year's strain of the flu has been particularly vicious and cases have been reported in every state.

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