- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - State health officials say three more children have died from flu complications in Wisconsin, bringing the total number of pediatric deaths to five.

The latest report from the state Department of Health Services says this flu season is second only to 2009 when the swine flu caused the deaths of six children.

In the U.S. this season, Wisconsin is behind only Texas with seven pediatric deaths.

There have been 56 pediatric flu deaths across the country so far this season. This year’s flu vaccine has not proven to be a good match for the predominant flu strain, H3N2.

But, public health officials have stressed the importance of getting vaccinated anyway.


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