2-year-old dies in a Forest County hospital days after flu diagnosis

Published 9:22 pm Tuesday, January 23, 2018

HATTIESBURG (AP) — A county coroner says a 2-year-old 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.

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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.