Health Department: 2nd Mississippi child dies of flu in 2017

April 19, 2017 in Health

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – State health officials say a south Mississippi child has died of influenza – the second pediatric flu death of the year. The Health Department released information […]

Miss. has 1st pediatric flu death since 2009-2010

February 5, 2013 in Health, News, Statewide News

Mississippi health officials said the state has confirmed its first pediatric influenza death since the 2009-2010 flu season.

The Mississippi State Department of Health said that a north Mississippi child who died Jan. 27 at a Memphis, Tenn., hospital, had chronic underlying health conditions. The department did not release the child’s age or hometown.

The department said a total of 11 pediatric flu deaths have been recorded in Mississippi since 2007. A pediatric death is defined as one of somebody who is 18 years old or younger.