Children Die in NYC's First Pediatric Flu Deaths of Season

Children Die in NYC's First Pediatric Flu Deaths of Season

Children Die in NYC's First Pediatric Flu Deaths of Season

Police said her parents tried to perform CPR and officers tried to help, as well. Cops and EMS personnel took over trying to revive her when they arrived about 6:35 a.m.

The city's health department says an 8-year-old girl from Queens died on Monday after being rushed to the hospital.

Savanna Jessie, 7, of Columbus, Indiana, died on Friday, just one day after she tested positive for flu, strep and scarlet fever, her relatives said.

Nationally the number of hospitalizations for the flu is the highest seen since health officials started recording this data in 2010, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. It did not release details around the first case but encouraged people to get flu shots.

Flu vaccines are available for children as young as two years old.

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In a statement it said: "The tragic death of a child due to the flu is a reminder of the devastating effects this illness can have on people of all ages". Businesses "legally have to provide sick leave", she said.

Over 2,000 New Yorkers died from the flu and pneumonia, a common flu-related complication, in 2015, the a year ago with records available, according to a release from the New York City Health Department.

So far this season, Queens is the hardest-hit borough with more than 4,000 lab-confirmed flu cases to date.

The podcast also informed the public of some of the best methods to prevent the flu virus. "I am directing the Department of Health to work with local providers to help protect our communities from this flu outbreak, and I urge all New Yorkers to visit local health centers and get vaccinated as soon as possible".

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