Fourth Child Flu Death in New Jersey This Season, Health Officials Say - NBC New York

Fourth Child Flu Death in New Jersey This Season, Health Officials Say

The toddler from northern New Jersey died in a hospital in early March, Health Commissioner Shereef Elnahal said in a statement Tuesday

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    Fourth Child Flu Death in New Jersey This Season, Health Officials Say
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    What to Know

    • A fourth child has died from flu complications in New Jersey, health officials say

    • The toddler from northern New Jersey died in a hospital in early March, Health Commissioner Shereef Elnahal said in a statement Tuesday

    • The toddler, whose age wasn't released, had "several underlying medical conditions," health officials said

    A fourth child has died from flu complications in New Jersey, health officials say. 

    The toddler from northern New Jersey died in a hospital in early March, Health Commissioner Shereef Elnahal said in a statement Tuesday. 

    The toddler, whose age wasn't released, had "several underlying medical conditions," health officials said.

    “I am deeply saddened for the family of this young child,” Elnahal said in a statement. “We are still seeing high flu activity across the state. It’s not too late to get a flu shot to protect yourself and others who may not be able to get vaccinated for medical reasons.”

    Health officials recommend that people take the necessary precautions during the influenza season, including washing or disinfecting your hands frequently; covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing; and staying home and calling your health care provider if you are sick — particularly if you have a fever.

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