FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Another child has died from the flu in Arkansas.
This is according to the Department of Health.
The child is younger than 5-years-old.
This is the second pediatric death reported in Arkansas this flu season, the first in January.
There were 17 influenza-related deaths in Arkansas reported this week including a second pediatric death for a total of 86 influenza-related deaths this season.
The CDC estimates a total of 20,000 flu deaths have occurred nationwide including 136 pediatric deaths reported this season.