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  • QC, Canada: Outaouais girl, 3, dies from flu

    Source: https://ca.news.yahoo.com/3-old-outa...154302593.html


    Outaouais girl, 3, dies from flu
    CBC January 23, 2019


    A three-year-old girl from the Outaouais died last week from an intense bout of the flu, just three days after showing her first symptom.

    Nancy Bouchard said her normally energetic daughter, Charlotte, developed a 42 C fever on Jan. 14.

    The girl was taken to hospital in Buckingham, Que., where doctors diagnosed her with influenza.

    The child was already in a lethargic state and was transferred to the Montreal Children's Hospital, where doctors discovered an infection had reached her liver and brain.

    Charlotte was then transferred again to Montreal's Sainte-Justine specialized care centre.

    Bouchard said doctors there told her then that her daughter's chances of survival were thin.

    "If she survived, there was a 100 per cent chance she would never walk again," Bouchard said in a French interview.

    Charlotte was pronounced dead on Thursday afternoon...
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