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Health authorities confirm Massachusetts third pediatric death of season



Massachusetts Health Authorities confirmed third country's pediatric death from the season on Tuesday. The death of a second child from Middlesex County was reported on Tuesday by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The WCVB has learned that the victim, 4-year-old Lowell, has died at the weekend. There are now three pediatric influenza-related deaths in this state – the Worcester County Teenager and two Middlesex County children. Last year in Massachusetts there was one pediatric death related to influenza. This year, the Massachusetts flu season in January reflects last year, and this activity is widespread and severe. "January and February are usually the height of the influenza season, and influenza-related complications can lead to very serious, life-threatening illnesses and even death, both among children and adults," the Massachusetts Ministry of Health said. Both reports of flu-like illnesses and flu-related hospitalizations have been leveled over the past few weeks. However, the peak activity of influenza usually lasts until March. The Public Health Ministry urges people to vaccinate, wash their hands, cover their coughing and sneezing, and stay at home when they are ill to limit the spread of the disease. each year there are between 1

2,000 and 56,000 deaths in the United States due to complications from influenza. Based on national calculations, VAT estimates between 250 and 1100 Massachusetts residents per year of flu-related illness.

Massachusetts Health Authorities confirmed the third death of the country's child flu from the season on Tuesday.

WCVB has learned that the victim, 4-year-old Lowell, has died at the weekend.

There are three pediatric influenza-related deaths now in the country – a Worcester County teenager and two women from Middlesex County.

In Massachusetts last year, there was one pediatric death related to influenza.

This year's influenza season in Massachusetts in January reflects last year's activity is widespread and severe. "January and February are usually the height of the influenza season, and influenza-related complications can lead to very serious, life-threatening illnesses and even death, both among children and adults," the Massachusetts Ministry of Health said. Influenza-like illness reports and flu-related hospitalizations have leveled over the past few weeks. However, the peak activity of influenza usually lasts until March.

The Public Health Ministry urges people to vaccinate, wash their hands, cover their coughing and sneezing, and stay at home when they are ill to limit the spread of the disease. US Centers for Disease Control estimate that there are between 12,000 and 56,000 deaths each year in the United States due to complications from influenza.

Based on national calculations, VAT estimates between 250 and 1100 Massachusetts who die annually from complications of influenza.

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