LANSING, Mich. (CBS Detroit/ AP) – Health officials say an Alpena County child is the second to die from the flu this season.
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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services confirmed this week that the child died from complications of flu. The child was of school-age, but details including the child’s name weren’t released.
The department in December had announced the death of a child in Osceola County from the flu. It says Michigan now has widespread flu activity.READ MORE: Drive To Repeal Law Gov. Whitmer Used In Pandemic Clears Hurdle
Other children in the U.S. have died from the flu during the 2018-19 season.
Two Michigan children died last flu season from flu-related complications.
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