MADISON - State
health officials say three more children have died from flu
complications in Wisconsin, bringing the total number of pediatric
deaths to five.
The latest report
from the state Department of Health Services says this flu season
is second only to 2009 when the swine flu caused the deaths of six
In the U.S. this
season, Wisconsin is behind only Texas with seven pediatric
There have been
56 pediatric flu deaths across the country so far this season.
This year's flu vaccine has not proven to be a good match for the
predominant flu strain, H3N2.
health officials have stressed the importance of getting