Girl dies from flu-like symptoms

A North Bergen student passed away Monday, Feb. 12 from "flu-like" symptoms, according to a statement from Superintendent of Schools Dr. George Solter. ...Jesus Alfonso, a North Bergen internist affiliated with Palisades Medical Center on River Road, said the shot may not help everyone. He said this latest outbreak, known as the H3N2 influenza A virus, is particularly strong. "We thought it was peaking a few weeks ago, but apparently it's still, quote unquote, 'on the loose,'" Alfonso said. "It seems to be attacking mostly those who have not had the flu vaccine."

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