The flu has killed four Utah children. And the latest strain might not subside soon. – Salt Lake Tribune

Four children have died from the flu in Utah since October — nearly double the average annual number of pediatric flu deaths for the past decade, health officials confirmed Wednesday. And with a new strain of the illness, the threat may not subside for weeks. “We’ve been swamped. … Emergency rooms are swamped with flu cases, clinics are getting hit with a lot of flu cases — and a lot of cases we never find out about,” said Trahern W. Jones, pediatric infectious disease fellow with the University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children’s Hospital. “Infectious disease doctors, ...

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