Wisconsin reports first child flu death

Wisconsin reported that a child younger than 10 years has died from influenza, according to WDJT-TV, a CBS affiliate.

The child moved to Southeast Wisconsin from another state about two months ago. The child became sick very quickly and died on the way to the hospital. It is not clear if the child had been vaccinated.

Currently, there have been 15 flu-related deaths in Wisconsin, including the child. There have also been 622 flu-related hospitalizations in the state this season.

Nationally, 9.7 million people have been sickened, and 4,800 have died of the flu, including 32 pediatric deaths.

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