First Pediatric Flu Death Reported In Western N.C. – Transylvania County, NC

 

Last updated 1/13/2020 at 4:17pm



The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first influenza-associated pediatric death for the 2019–2020 flu season.

A child in the western part of the state died in December from complications associated with influenza infection. To protect the family’s privacy, no further information regarding this child will be released.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to this child’s family,” said State Epidemiologist Dr. Zack Moore. “These personal losses are also a reminder for all of us that flu can be a serious illness. We want to encourage people to...



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