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(Neb.)-State Officials Report Child's Death From Flu

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 01/09/2013 11:26 AM

     LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Officials say a child from Lancaster County in southeast Nebraska has died from the flu.
     The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday that the child's death is the second attributed to the flu this season. A man in his 60s from Lancaster County also died earlier this season, though additional details were not available.
     Health officials say children can be more susceptible to flu complications.
     Officials have categorized the state's flu level as widespread. That means cases have been reported in at least half the regions of the state, but it hasn't peaked yet. Officials are calling it a heavy flu season for the state.
     Officials say it's not too late for people to get the flu vaccine.


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