Three More Child Flu Deaths in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State health officials say three more children have died of complications of the flu, bringing the number of Minnesota children who have died of influenza this season to four.

The latest report also shows that the number of Minnesotans hospitalized with flu symptoms has topped 4,200. That’s the highest number since the Minnesota Department of Health began tracking flu hospitalizations in 2008.

The flu also continues to hit hard at schools, with 108 outbreaks for the last week reported and 525 total school outbreaks since the flu season began.

Health officials are encouraging people to get vaccinated, and especially for parents to get their children vaccinated.

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