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CDC confirms Boardman boy died from flu

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BOARDMAN, Ohio - The Center for Disease Control confirmed a Boardman boy who passed away unexpectedly in January, died from the flu.

The four-year-old boy, Hunter Ewert, died on January 12, 2013 at The Akron Children's Beeghly Campus.

After autopsy specimens were sent to the CDC for analysis, officials stated in a release, "it is reasonable to conclude that Hunter Ewert died as a result of an Influenza B infection."

Ewert's parents said that prior to his hospitalization, their son showed no major signs of sickness the previous week and that he had suddenly started feeling under the weather the day before his death.

The CDC reported that 59 pediatric deaths are attributed to the Flu strain, with four in Ohio.

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