Nation's 5th pediatric flu death reported in Texas

Texas reported its first pediatric flu death of the 2019-20 season Nov. 15, marking the fifth such death nationwide.

The child was a 5-year-old from the Rio Grande area, according to a Nov. 15 tweet from the Texas Department of State Health Services. The child had not received a flu shot, officials said.  

Texas flu activity is increasing and has now surpassed the state's flu activity baseline for the first time this season, according to the state health department.  

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