- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - A county coroner says a 2-year-old Mississippi girl has died days after she was diagnosed with the flu.

WAPT-TV reports Forest County Coroner Butch Benedict says the unidentified child died Sunday at a hospital after she was taken to an emergency room.

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued a statement earlier this month saying this year’s flu activity is unusually high.

The statement says Mississippi’s flu season usually peaks from January through March, but the state has already seen widespread flu activity levels for several weeks.

___



Information from: WAPT-TV, http://www.wapt.com

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide