Winnebago County Health Department confirms child has died of the flu


((ERIC)) WINNEBAGO COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT CONFIRMS A CHILD HAS DIED FROM THE FLU. IT’S THE FIRST PEDIATRIC FLU DEATH FOR THIS SEASON. WHILE FLU NUMBERS ARE STILL HIGH… WITH 3 PEOPLE BEING ADMITTED INTO THE I-C-U LAST WEEK FOR THE FLU. THE AMOUNT OF FLU CASES REPORTED DROPPED BY OVER 100 FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEK. HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE BEST DEFENSE AGAINST THE FLU… IS TO GET THE FLU SHOT. THEY ALSO RECOMMEND… FOLLOW THE THREE Cs. THOSE ARE CLEAN… BY WASHING YOUR HANDS OFTEN. COVER… YOUR COUGH AND SNEEZE. AND CONTAIN… BY STAYING HOME IF YOU’RE SICK. ((MIMI)) A CHANGE TO TRAVEL HAS AIRPORT STAFF WORRIED ABOUT ISSUES AT FACILITY CHECKPOINTS AROUND THE COUNTRY COME

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