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10-year-old Henderson boy’s death attributed to flu

February 9, 2019 GMT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — A 10-year-old Henderson boy is the latest southern Nevada fatality attributed to the flu.

Prior to the boy’s death Thursday, the Southern Nevada Health District had listed 13 flu deaths in Clark County this season, with 10 of those involving people age 50 or older.

The current flu season has been milder than last year’s, which had caused 53 deaths in the region at this point.

Health officials recommend vaccination and hand-washing to avoid contracting the disease and advise those who feel like they’re getting sick to stay home from school and work to avoid spreading the disease.