4-year-old girl dies from flu

Henrietta Strickland
February 7, 2019

It was the seventh flu-related death in Dallas county this season overall. "She was only four, but that was my best friend".

Grinage said the family is trying to figure out how it happened so fast.

The television station reported that Ashanti's family initially thought she had a cold.

Her parents said they brought her to the hospital January 29 when her health deteriorated and she developed a 103-degree fever. Ashanti Grinage is now the first child to die from flu complications this flu season.

Dr. Christopher Perkins, Director of the Dallas County Health and Human Services, urges those who have not done so already to get the flu vaccine as soon as possible.

"My sister, Ashanti's mom & her father Martel are heartbroken to say the least as the life they knew has been shattered into a million pieces", Ashanti's aunt said on the GoFundMe.

When her fever broke the next day, the hospital sent Ashanti home and recommended over-the-counter medications, according to KTSY. By Wednesday, she didn't have a fever but still had other mild symptoms.

A 4-year-old girl reportedly died in Texas after doctors mistook her flu symptoms for a cold.

The 4-year-old's mother rushed her back to the emergency room on Thursday, Jan. 31, when she began acting extremely lethargic.

Doctors determined Ashanti had pneumonia in her lungs and the flu.

"I feel like I let her down, and I lied to her because I told her I'd never let nothing bad happen to her", he said in tears.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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