South Dakota fourth-grader dies from flu-related complications

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A fourth-grade student in the Sioux Falls area has died from flu-related complications.

West Central School District Superintendent Brad Berens says Rylon Anderson died Sunday after he was admitted to the hospital on Friday.

Rylon had Influenza A. It was not immediately known if he had been vaccinated.

Prior to Rylon’s death, South Dakota had reported seven other flu-related deaths this season.

The health department’s summary from Feb. 8 says all of those deaths were people age 50 and older.