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Delaware Confirms First Flu Fatality Of 2012-13 Season

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WILMINGTON, DELAWARE (CBS) – Delaware has confirmed its first flu fatality of the 2012-2013 flu season.

The victim is a reportedly a two-month-old baby from New Castle County.

“We are so sorry to hear this sad news,” said Dr. Karyl Rattay, DPH director. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. This is an important reminder how serious the flu can be, particularly among vulnerable populations like the very young, people with multiple underlying conditions, and seniors.”

According to the CDC, 2,257 lab-confirmed flu hospitalizations have been reported since Oct. 1, 2012, and as of Jan. 5, 20 flu-associated pediatric deaths had been reported to CDC.

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