The First Montana Child Has Died From The Flu
An Montana elementary school student from Billings has died of complications due to influenza. This is the first child death from the flu in Montana since the 2015-16 flu season.
Chloe Lai was a student at St. Francis School a Billings catholic school. The president of the school, Shaun Harrington says the student fell ill and was hospitalized on Sunday and died Tuesday afternoon. The child's parents have confirmed her death was flu-related.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 97 flu-related deaths among children nationally this season.