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7 pediatric, 1 pregnancy flu-related deaths reported in TN

(Source: WMC Action News 5) (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

One more child has died from the flu, according to Tennessee Department of Health.

Last week officials reported six pediatric flu-related deaths. With the latest pediatric death, that number is now seven.

One pregnancy-related flu death was also reported in Tennessee.

Meanwhile, Arkansas officials reported 125 flu-related deaths as of Tuesday, Feb. 6.

So far in Mississippi, there has been at least one pediatric flu death--the state only requires doctors to report pediatric deaths, so the complete number of deaths is unknown. 

For more information about protecting yourself from the flu, visit the CDC's website

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