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Montana health officials confirm first influenza death this season

 

December 12, 2018



Missoula City-County Health Department, in conjunction with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS), has confirmed the state’s first influenza-related death of the 2018-2019 flu season involving a child from Missoula County. Due to privacy concerns, no additional details will be released.

Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that there have been five flu-related pediatric deaths so far this season. In Montana, the last flu-related pediatric death occurred during the 2017-2018 influenza season when one child under the age of 18...



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