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updated 12:09 PM UTC, Mar 31, 2020

Milwaukee Health Department Confirms First Pediatric Flu Death

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

The Milwaukee Health Department is confirming the first pediatric flu death of the season.

Commissioner of Health Doctor Jeanette Kowalik said, "we are incredibly saddened to learn that a child has died of complications related to influenza, our thoughts are with the child’s family during this difficult time.” This is the third flu-related death of a child in Wisconsin since the season began last fall. There have been around 400 influenza hospitalizations in Milwaukee. Kowalik says it is not too late to get a flu shot. M-H-D offers free flu vaccines to children during walk-in clinics.

 

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