14-year-old girl dies of flu in San Diego

The death of a third Massachusetts child from the flu this season — identified Wednesday as a 4-year-old girl from Lowell — has stirred concern about the dangers of the contagious respiratory illness among young people

The death of a third Massachusetts child from the flu this season — identified Wednesday as a 4-year-old girl from Lowell — has stirred concern about the dangers of the contagious respiratory illness among young people

The girl, who died on February 12, had an underlying health condition, according to the County Health and Human Services Agency.

The girl, who had not received a flu vaccination and dealt with underlying medical issues, died February 12.

Authorities previously confirmed that a 12-year-old boy from Milford and a 4-year-old girl from Framingham had died from flu-related complications.

Henderson joins Ireland squad for Rome trip
Another Ulsterman though is out of contention for the trip with Will Addison rehabbing back stiffness at his province. The Ulster lock was cited for unsafe play for a tackle during Saturday's Pro14 win over the Ospreys in Bridgend.

The teen was among five additional deaths announced Wednesday.

Public health officials in MA have confirmed a third pediatric flu death in the state this season. "Our condolences go out to the family", said Wilma Wooten, County public health officer. She had contracted influenza A, also known as H1N1, the county says, and had not received this season's flu vaccine. Others included 82-, 73-, 62- and 56-year-old men from the south, central, east and north coastal parts of the county. At this time last flu season, 268 people had died due to complications. Recent flu seasons have extended as late into the year as May, according to county health officials.

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