Officials confirm second child flu death

Posted at 5:35 PM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-27 18:53:17-05

WICHITA FALLS, TX — Health officials have confirmed a second child flu death.

The child died in Wichita Falls.

The Texas Department of State Health Services reported a 5-year-old child from the Rio Grande region died from the flu on November 18.

The DSHS reminds everyone that a flu shot is important, especially for children between the ages of six months and five years old.

Health experts also recommend frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, staying home when sick and spread the word about the importance of these steps.