Second child dies from flu in Arkansas


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.

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