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Health & wellness

Two more flu deaths confirmed, including child

Two more people have died in Boston after contracting the flu -- including for the first time this season, a child -- bringing the total to six. Five of the deaths have been in adults over age 65, and one was a child under six years old, Barbara Ferrer, executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission, said Friday evening.

“The child definitely had flu, but we’re not sure if there weren’t other complications that contributed to the death,” Ferrer said.

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