Galveston County Health District today confirmed its first flu-related death in the county.
A 6-year-old female passed away on Feb. 5 while being treated at an area hospital for an existing medical condition. She developed flu symptoms on Feb. 2 and was tested on Feb. 3. Results were positive for Influenza A. The virus is believed to have played a role in her death.
The child was not vaccinated for the flu. According to the hospital, all staff was vaccinated. The child was not from the United States but had been hospitalized in Galveston County since October 2018. The Department of State Health Services lists her flu-related death as the first this year in Galveston County.