WMSN FOX 47
 

FOX 47 - Top Stories

MILWAUKEE - Officials with the Department of Health Services reported the first pediatric influenza death for the 2014-15 flu season Wednesday.

In Wisconsin, deaths from influenza are reportable only if they are pediatric deaths, according to a release.

A child in Milwaukee died from complications related to influenza, officials said.

“Seasonal influenza is not life-threatening for most people; however, this is a serious disease that can be especially dangerous for children, older adults, individuals with compromised immune systems and those with chronic health illnesses,” State Health Officer Karen McKeown said in the release. “It is still important to get a flu shot to help protect yourself and your friends and loved ones who may be at high risk for complications from the flu.”

The flu shot can reduce the severity of flu symptoms among those who get the flu, and reduce rates of hospitalization and death, according to the release. Flu season in Wisconsin is generally from late October through May, with peak activity around late January or early February.

Officials report 1st flu-related death for 2014-15 season

Video List

Advertise with us!
Advertise with us!

Tonight on FOX 47

12:00pm Two and a Half Men
12:30pm FOX 47 Movie: "Secretariat"
3:00pm FOX 47 Movie: "Shall We Dance?"
5:00pm Celebrity Name Game
5:30pm Celebrity Name Game
6:00pm Bob's Burgers
6:30pm
The Simpsons
7:00pm The Simpsons
7:30pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine
8:00pm Family Guy
8:30pm Bob's Burgers
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm In Depth Sports with Graham Bensinger
10:05pm Big Bang Theory
10:35pm Big Bang Theory
11:05pm Mike & Molly
11:35pm Mike & Molly
12:05am Ring of Honor Wrestling


Complete FOX 47 Schedule

To FOX.com

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix