Flu Warnings Comes With Child’s Death

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Ohio's health department is confirming the first flu-related pediatric death of the flu season.

The department says a 15-year-old girl from Ironton in southern Ohio died on Nov. 29 after being admitted to a hospital.

Across the state, about 450 people have been hospitalized with the flu this year compared with only 135 cases at this time a year ago.

Some schools in the Cleveland and Toledo areas have closed because of the wave of flu illnesses.

In northeast Ohio, Valley Christian Academy in Aurora asked parents to volunteer and help disinfect the school while students were kept home last week.