Sussex County 5 Year Old – 1st Pediatric Flu Case in DE – 6th Overall

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A 5 year old from Sussex County is the first lab-confirmed case of pediatric flu in Delaware’s new flu season.  This is the 6th overall case of the flu this season – with 2 cases in adults in New Castle County and 3 cases in adults in Kent County.  Delaware Public Health officials urge everyone 6 months of age and older to get vaccinated.  Last flu season over 9000 flu cases were recorded with over 1200 people hospitalized.  35 people died from flu complications last season.