Flu claims a 5th Minnesota child as outbreak winds down

February 13, 2015 3:45 PM

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Minnesota’s 2014-2015 flu outbreak has claimed a fifth child, state health authorities said Wednesday, a reminder of the toll of an influenza season that is fading but not finished.

Other flu indicators continued to decline last week — hospitalizations and outbreaks in nursing homes and schools peaked weeks ago — according to the Minnesota Department of Health’s weekly update. But the death marks a season that was harsh and widespread early in the winter, with outbreaks that cl...

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