- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi health officials have reported a flu-related death in northwest Mississippi.

The Department of Health reports that it’s the state’s first flu-related death in a minor since the flu season began in 2015.

A total of fourteen minors have died from flu infections in Mississippi since 2007.

Officials started collecting reports of flu-related deaths in those younger than age 18 starting that year.

The health department did not name the student or identify where they were from.

But the Delta Democrat-Times (https://bit.ly/1L082n0 ) says it was a seventh-grader at a school in Greenville. The newspaper said the school has been closed until Wednesday.

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Information from: Delta Democrat-Times, https://www.ddtonline.com


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