• New flu season appears to claim first pediatric victim: Boy, 4, dies of influenza-related illness

    1 month ago - By Daily Mail

    A four-year-old boy from Perris, California, died from a flu-related illnesses, health officials say. It is the first death of the 2019-20 season in Riverside County and among the first in the US as well.
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  • Influenza Season Has Barely Begun, But a California Child's Death Is Already Being Classified as ‘Flu-Associated'

    Influenza Season Has Barely Begun, But a California Child's Death Is Already Being Classified as ‘Flu-Associated'

    1 month ago - By Time

    A September pediatric flu death in California serves as a stark reminder that getting vaccinated early can save lives.
    Public-health officials in Riverside County, Calif. announced this week that a recently deceased 4-year-old child from Perris, who had underlying health issues, tested positive for influenza. The case is the county's first pediatric flu-related death of the 2019-2020 flu season, according to a release. (The spread of flu typically picks up in October or November, and can last until May.)
    While it may feel too early to think about the flu, the U.S. Centers for Disease...
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