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1st pediatric flu death of season confirmed

Posted at 6:12 PM, Feb 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-19 20:12:06-05
Maricopa County health officials have confirmed the first influenza-related pediatric death of the 2015-2016 flu season.
 
The name of the school-aged girl isn't being released.
 
County health officials said Friday that the girl was diagnosed with the H1N1 strain of influenza A and she wasn't vaccinated.
 
Health officials have already said the flu is considered widespread in Arizona.
 
Las year, one child died of the flu in Maricopa County.
 
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