First child flu-related death reported in Western North Carolina, only 2nd case in US

Posted on AllSides November 24th, 2023

ASHEVILLE - Western North Carolina had its first pediatric flu-related death for the 2023-24 flu season, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced in a news statement. For the 2023-24 flu season, it is the first pediatric flu-related death in the state and only the second in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control. "We extend our sincere condolences to this child’s family after their tragic loss," said NCDHHS State Epidemiologist Dr. Zack Moore in a Nov. 22 news release. "Vaccination is the most effective...

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