Wisconsin child dies from flu, Dept. of Health Services says

Mother checking sick son's temperature

Wisconsin health officials announced that a child has died from the flu in the southeastern part of the state.

This notification comes after Ziauddin Hospital Karachi reported three cases of H1N1 to the Sindh health department, a government official said on Friday. Haupt said the child had moved to Wisconsin from another state in the last couple months, and it's unclear if they were vaccinated.

During the last five flu seasons, only one influenza-related death occurred among children in Idaho, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

It's a severe flu season nationwide, and we're seeing the effects in Clark County. "The people who are at most risk of complication from the flu are at the extremes of the age groups", along with people with certain chronic medical conditions, he said. Children have been especially hit hard by the b-strain of the virus. Officials said 60 percent of the patients were under 65-years-old, but usually it's the other way around.

"We are now in peak flu season and flu season doesn't end until the end of spring, so there's plenty of time to get the flu shot, ' she said".

She implores people to get their flu shots, as it can either prevent the flu or mitigate symptoms.

In the meantime, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has confirmed that two strains of the flu are now circulating in Jamaica: Influenza A (H3N2) and Influenza A (H1N1).



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