Six children have died from the flu in Texas, including at least one in Tarrant County, since the end of September, state health officials announced Friday afternoon.
This comes as the number of flu cases is spiking in Tarrant County faster than it is across the state, health reports show.
“We’re seeing high levels of flu activity across Texas right now,” John Hellerstedt, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services said in a statement. “Young children are one of the groups known to be at high risk of hospitalization or death from complications of the flu.
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