- The flu gets the blame for the deaths of three more children in Wisconsin.
That brings the total number of pediatric deaths to five.
The latest report from the state Department of Health Services shows this flu season is second only to 2009, when the swine flu caused the deaths of six children.
In the U.S. this season, Wisconsin is behind only Texas with seven pediatric deaths.
There have been 56 flu related deaths of children across the country so far this season.
This year's flu vaccine has not been very effective against the type of flu being seen the most.
But, public health officials have stressed the importance of getting vaccinated anyway.
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