December 12, 2018, 7:47

16 US children died from flu last week, bringing total to 53 pediatric deaths

16 US children died from flu last week, bringing total to 53 pediatric deaths

Gregory Bull/APIn this Jan. 10, 2018 photo, Torrey Jewett looks on as her roommate Donnie Cardenas recovers from the flu at the Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, Calif.

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Half the pediatric flu deaths occurred in children who had no other medical conditions, the CDC said.

Fevers, rapid breathing, shortness of breath or worsening symptoms are warning signs to take your child to the hospital, the CDC said.

Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesA woman receives a flu shot at a Walgreens phramacy on Jan. 22, 2018 in San Francisco.

Sourse: abcnews.go.com

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