TARRANT COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) — Health officials in Texas have reported that a second child has died from the flu in Tarrant County.
The child’s identity has not been released but officials said the child was four years old and didn’t have any underlying health conditions. Officials also said the child had not received the flu vaccine.READ MORE: Police Arrest Adan Garcia For DWI Crash That Killed Pregnant Woman, Her Child & Good Samaritan
Health officials told CBS 11 that in their next flu report, which hasn’t been released yet, they’ve noticed visits to emergency departments for the flu have now topped last season’s worst week.READ MORE: Outcry After North Texas School Administrator Urges Presenting 'Opposing' Views Of The Holocaust
Officials said cases of type A flu have increased from 20 percent to 40 percent. This generally affects a broad group of people of all ages.MORE NEWS: AMC Theatres To Offer Open Caption Showtimes In More Than 100 U.S. Markets
Tarrant County had gone several years without a flu-related death before this year’s two.