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Georgia Girl Dies of Liver Failure After Complications From Flu

Georgia girl dies of liver failure after complications from flu. Kira Molina, a15-year-old girl became Georgia’s first reported flu-related child death this season. She has died of the flu days after testing negative for the virus last week.

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Kira Molina’s parents thought that she would be fine after the girl tested negative for the flu last week, but she found in the unresponsive condition in her home on Sunday and then the “fun-loving” teen died in an Atlanta hospital on Tuesday.  Georgia girl dies of liver failure

Last Thursday, Kira started feeling unwell, so her family took her to the local hospital where she tested negative for the virus. But her condition never improved, and she died, according to a report.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 37 flu-related children deaths this season and the latest report from the state’s Department of Public Health revealed 25 flu-related deaths in Georgia.

The Coweta County coroner Richard Hawk said that the flu can get into the liver and can damage the functioning of the liver.

Kira’s cousin, Nikki Guinn said, “It was backward and forwards of her heart wanting to stop. Her body couldn’t fight it … her body just gave up. Her body couldn’t take it anymore and she passed away.”

Hawk states, “It’s such a tragic death,” “I encourage other people to go get your flu shots.”

According to the CDC, symptoms of flu Symptoms can be moderate to severe but the most common ones include fever, nonproductive cough, runny or stuffy nose, chills, sore throat, muscle and body aches, headache and fatigue.

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