Mis­sis­sippi sees first pe­di­atric flu death this sea­son

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JACK­SON, MISS.

The Mis­sis­sippi Depart­ment of Health con­firmed the first pe­di­atric in­fluenza death in the state for the 2018-19 flu sea­son.

The per­son who died was from the south­ern part of the state and had un­der­ly­ing health con­di­tions. No other de­tails were re­leased.

Pe­di­atric deaths oc­cur in peo­ple younger than 18.

It was the 20th pe­di­atric flu death recorded in Mis­sis­sippi since pe­di­atric flu deaths be­came re­portable dur­ing the 2008-09 flu sea­son. The Cen­ters for Dis­ease Control and Preven­tion says five pe­di­atric flu deaths have been re­ported na­tion­wide this sea­son.

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