Mississippi has first pediatric flu death of season
Sarah Fowler, USA TODAY NETWORK - MISSISSIPPI 6:54 p.m. CT Jan. 27, 2017

A Mississippi child has died of the flu, marking the state's first pediatric flu death of the 2016-2017 season.

The pediatric flu is described as any child under the age of 18 who suffers from the flu. The child died earlier this week, according to the Mississippi Department of Health.

The child was a resident of central Mississippi. Officials with the health department declined to release the child's age or gender...