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Murrieta child dies of flu-related complications


Last updated 1/1/2018 at Noon

MURRIETA – A Murrieta child died of complications stemming from a flu infection – the first documented death of the 2017-2018 influenza season in Riverside County, health officials said.

linkThe victim, identified only as a child under 10 years old, succumbed to the illness Thursday, according to the department of public health.

“This is a tragic reminder that the flu still kills,” county Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser said.

Kaiser said it’s still unknown if the child had an underlying condition or compromised immune system, potentially putting t...

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