State health officials report first flu-related child death in Iowa

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DES MOINES, Iowa (WOI) – One child in Iowa has died from the flu, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

The report came out for week nine of the flu season; that ended on March 2. According to IDPH, a child died from flu-like complications in Iowa. It’s unknown the name or age of the child.

The report also showed that 25 schools across the state have reported more than 10 percent of students absent because of the flu. The number of people who were treated for long-term outbreaks was six.

According to the CDC, influenza activity remains elevated in the United States. Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, influenza A(H3N2), and influenza B viruses continue to co-circulate. The geographic spread of influenza in Puerto Rico and 48 states was reported as widespread; the District of Columbia and two states reported local activity.

You can read the full report here.

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