Health Dept. trying to determine if NYC child died from flu

A 5-year-old girl from Brooklyn with flu-like symptoms died Saturday night, according to police sources.

She tested positive for the flu after her death, but it is not clear if she had a flu test before she died, sources told NY1.

If confirmed, the girl would become the fourth child to have died from the virus in NY city this year. Sources said she had suffered from a fever for a week. "One minute she's with her daughter, and within 10 minutes she lost her child".

The child was discovered in the bathroom by her mother and rushed to Brookdale Hospital where she was pronounced dead. "She said, 'Help, ' so I got down on the floor with her and tried to do mouth-to-mouth until the ambulance came".

New York City health officials are now investigating this death as a flu-related death. The health department will determine if it was the flu that actually caused the girl's death.

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