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Child flu deaths hits record high for 2017-2018

NBC NEWS - A record number of children died from influenza this past flu season, federal health officials said Friday.

One more death was reported this week, making 172 child deaths reported for the 2017-18 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

“This number exceeds the 2012-2013 season, which previously set the record for the highest number of flu-related deaths in children reported during a single flu season (excluding pandemics),” the CDC said.

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