6-year-old West Virginia child dies from flu

Published: Jan. 22, 2018 at 3:07 PM EST
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A 6-year-old child has died in West Virginia because of the flu.

The Ohio County Department of Health tells WSAZ they received a report Monday morning from a Wheeling hospital of a pediatric flu death.

Officials say the child was from Ohio County.

It's the first pediatric flu death in West Virginia since the 2014-15 flu season.

According to health department officials, they have been more than 30 pediatric flu deaths across the country this flu season.

The health department recommends getting a flu shot and going to the hospital if you begin experiencing flu symptoms.