A child in Florida is the first confirmed flu death of the 2018-19 flu season, according to health officials. The child, who was not vaccinated, died the week of September 30, which predates two deaths in North Carolina that occurred the following week.
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State epidemiologists say the child had not been vaccinated and was otherwise healthy before getting sick with the flu.
The child, who tested positive for influenza B, died sometime during the week of Sept. 30, although privacy concerns prevent officials from saying exactly where, CBS affiliate WTSP reports.