Print Flu kills young boy in the Verde Valley
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Thursday, 31 January 2013 10:09

A 5-year-old boy in the Verde Valley died this month after complications from influenza.

Yavapai_County_SealYavapai County Community Health Services did not identify the child but confirmed that his death was the first influenza-related death in the county in three years. The risk to others is minimal in this specific case, according to the agency.

“At this time, [Community Health Services] has no evidence that anyone is at increased risk of serious illness or death as a result of being exposed to this case,” the county reported in a statement last week.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, Jan. 30, edition of The Camp Verde Journal or the Cottonwood Journal Extra.