First Arkansas child dies from flu-related illness


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFTA) — As of January 11, 23 influenza-related deaths have been reported in Arkansas this flu season.  

One of them was a pediatric death. According to the report, the child was between the ages of 5 and 18 years old.

In the age group 25-44 years-old 4 deaths have been reported, 45-64 years-old 5 deaths have been reported and ages 65+ years-old 13 deaths have been reported in Arkansas.

CDC estimates a total of 4,800 flu deaths have occurred nationwide including 32 pediatric deaths reported this season.

Two nursing homes in Arkansas have also reported influenza outbreaks.

For the whole report, click here.

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