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First Maryland Child Dead From Flu

January 19th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Maryland State health officials say that the first child has died from the flu this season. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported Friday that the child who died in December tested positive for influenza. Officials say the child, who was from the Baltimore area, had an underlying health condition, but gave no other details. Only pediatric influenza-related deaths are required to be reported to the department

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