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BREMERTON, Wash. - The death of a 12-year-old Kitsap County girl is being blamed on the flu, health officials said Wednesday.    Kitsap Public Health District spokeswoman Karen McKay Bevers said the child, identified by her parents as Piper Lowery, was healthy until recently, then became severely ill and died. Tests confirmed that Lowery's death was flu-related.    It was the second death from the flu so far this season in Kitsap County. An adult died of complications from the flu in November. Statewide, there have been eight lab-confirmed influenza deaths this season.
BREMERTON, Wash. - The death of a 12-year-old Kitsap County girl is being blamed on the flu, health officials said Wednesday.    Kitsap Public Health District spokeswoman Karen McKay Bevers said the child, identified by her parents as Piper Lowery, was healthy until recently, then became severely ill and died. Tests confirmed that Lowery's death was flu-related.    It was the second death from the flu so far this season in Kitsap County. An adult died of complications from the flu in November. Statewide, there have been eight lab-confirmed influenza deaths this season.

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12-year-old girl dies from flu

Health officials say A 12-year-old girl from Washington has died from the flu. CNN affiliate KOMO reports.

12-year-old girl dies from flu

Health officials say A 12-year-old girl from Washington has died from the flu. CNN affiliate KOMO reports.