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State Records First Child Death From Flu


Last updated 2/6/2017 at 5:32pm

The first child death from flu for the 2016-2017 flu season has been reported by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

A child in the western part of the state died Jan. 24 from complications associated with influenza infection. To protect the family’s privacy, the child’s hometown, county and gender are not being released.

“If there is any positive to come from this tragedy, we hope it will be that people understand even though flu is a very common virus, it can cause serious and even deadly infections in some people,” said Acting State Epidemiologist Dr. Zack Moore....

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