MSDH reports second pediatric flu death of 2020

Today the Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting its second pediatric flu death of 2020. The death was in a child from Central Mississippi who died in March but was previously unreported.

The first pediatric flu death for 2020 was reported last week in a child from Central Mississippi.

“Flu deaths can be prevented by getting the flu vaccine. It can also lessen the severity of the illness and risk of complications if you do get the flu,” said MSDH State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs.

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