Pediatric flu death confirmed in Michigan

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed the first influenza-associated death of a child this season.

The case involved a child from Osceola County which is south of the Cadillac area.

The child was infected with influenza A/H1N1.

Although Michigan has only experienced localized flu activity over the past few weeks, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services strongly recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months get a seasonal flu vaccine.

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