State's First Child Flu Death Recorded This Season

The state has recorded its first child death during the current flu season.

State health officials say the six-year old died February 4th of complications from the flu. The child was at risk for complication from the flu because of underlying medical conditions, according to a news release.

To protect the family's privacy, the state will not release the child's hometown, county or sex.

Each year the flu kills an estimated 25,000 people in the United States, and hospitalizes more than 220,000 people. State health officials say it's not too late to get your flu shot, as the season can last well into the spring.


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