Michigan flu deaths

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LANSING, Mich. -- (WILX) Michigan has confirmed its first pediatric death of the 2017-2018 season. With over 50 pediatric flu-related deaths across the country this year, the state is urging people that it's not too late to get vaccinated.

The State Health Department says a child from the Upper Peninsula died from the flu.

The news follows the January death of a 12-year-old Michigan boy who died after suffering from flu-like symptoms for just a few days.

Michael Messenger was taken to urgent care in Clay Township near the Canadian border after feeling sick. He was given a rapid flu test which came back negative, and died the next day.

His official cause of death remains unknown until the autopsy results come back.
We will keep you updated with the latest.