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MS Dept. of Health confirms second pediatric flu death

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the second confirmed flu death for the 2017-2018 season. 

The death happened in someone from central Mississippi and the victim was younger than 18.

This brings the total of pediatric flu deaths to 18 in Mississippi since flu deaths became reportable during the 2008-2009 season. 

Nationwide, there have been 84 total pediatric flu deaths this season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For more information on flu, visit the MSDH website at HealthyMS.com/flu and follow them by email and social media at HealthyMS.com/connect.

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