- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - 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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