Infant Dies After Exhibiting Flu-Like Symptoms

A 7 month old boy in Henderson County has died after exhibiting flu-like symptoms.

He fell ill last Tuesday and died the next day. The child had not been vaccinated for the flu.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends children as young as 6 months old receive annual vaccinations when possible. Of course, experts say all young children should see their pediatrician regularly.

The Texas Department of Health can't confirm whether the boy died of the flu because of a new patient privacy law.