SAN DIEGO–A 9-year-old San Diego boy died from influenza, the County Health and Human Services Agency said Thursday.
The boy died March 26 from influenza B and had an underlying medical condition. This is the second pediatric death from the flu in the county this season.
“A child dying from influenza is tragic,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “Our sympathy and condolences go out to the family for their loss.”
Five other flu deaths were also reported the week ending March 26, bringing the season total to 56. Ninety-one flu deaths had been reported at the same time last year. The ages of those who have died this season range from 9 to 98, and seven had no known underlying medical conditions.