Healthy 12-Year-Old Florida Boy Dies Suddenly From the Flu, Family Says
By Jamie Ducharme 12:27 PM EST

What appeared to be a common cold, but was apparently influenza, ended up killing an otherwise healthy 12-year-old Florida boy — adding another heartbreaking story to the record of a deadly flu season.

At first, seventh-grader Dylan Winnik only had fatigue and a runny nose, his stepfather, Mike Medwin, told WPTV. The family kept an eye on Winnik’s symptoms, taking his temperature, which seemed normal, and keeping him home from school — so they were shocked when the middle schooler suddenly died from his illness on Tuesday....