WDAY.com |

North Dakota's #1 news website 10,650,498 page views — March 2014

Published January 12, 2011, 02:14 PM

Death of North Dakota child linked to flu

BISMARCK — The state Health Department said today that a child in north central North Dakota died of the flu.

By: Associated Press, INFORUM

BISMARCK — The state Health Department said today that a child in north central North Dakota died of the flu.

The youngster had underlying medical conditions and died while hospitalized. Officials said the child tested positive for influenza A and was younger than 10.

State Epidemiologist Tracy Miller said the rare death of a child is a reminder that influenza can be a serious illness.

The department urged people to get a flu shot and use proper hygiene to prevent spreading the disease. It said 28 of the 80 flu cases reported statewide as of Wednesday were in children younger than 10.

Online: www.ndflu.com


Copyright © 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The information contained in the AP News report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press.

Tags: