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WI child dies of flu; hundreds hospitalized in state

Hospital bed Wisconsin health officials confirm first pediatric flu-related death of the season
Gustavo Carr | 12 January, 2020, 16:40

Across the state, flu cases are up sharply when compared to the same time period in recent years.

A notification was issued on January 10.

Staten Island is seeing a similar track, with the 186 cases last week representing a 59% increase over 109 flu cases during the same period past year, and more than double the 71 cases in the first week of 2018.

Influenza is widespread throughout all of Western New York.

It's a severe flu season nationwide, and we're seeing the effects in Clark County.

"Mitigating flu symptoms can save lives", Dr. Wachs said.

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"Influenza activity is expected to continue for many weeks in the United States; additional hospitalizations and deaths, including among children, are expected to occur", the CDC said.

Flu is a contagious respiratory disease, claiming the lives of 34,200 people past year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

There have been 622 total flu hospitalizations so far this season in Wisconsin.

"This season is especially hard on young people and children".

She implores people to get their flu shots, as it can either prevent the flu or mitigate symptoms. "We want to be sure that again we vaccinate not only for ourselves, but that we protect the other children around them", Haupt said.