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February 1, 2007
Nine Children Die of Flu in Alabama
Health officials are concerned after reports that nine children have died of flu in Alabama. This is an unusually high number. The children were infected with regular seasonal flu but their symptoms were severe.
"These kids are presenting with an ARDS-like syndrome," he said. Acute respiratory distress syndrome usually only occurs with severe infections, and is not normally a symptom of influenza.