6-year-old West Virginia child dies from flu
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.