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Va. Flu Cases Still Widespread, 1 Pediatric Death

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - State surveillance data show that flu activity is still widespread across Virginia.

The Virginia Department of Health's most recent data shows between 3 percent and 4-and-a-half percent of patient visits to emergency rooms and urgent care centers were for flu-like illness. The data covers the week that ended Jan. 11.

State epidemiologist David Trump says that the state has reported one pediatric death, in Northern Virginia. The child was in the 0-4 age group.

Virginia doesn't report adult flu-related deaths.

In addition to children, Trump says most people seeking treatment are in the young- to middle-aged adult group. The rates of visits for people 65 and older are low.

 

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