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Norco girl may be 1 of 2 Calif. flu deaths

March 4, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
A 13 year-old girl from Riverside County is believed to be one of two California children to die of flu-related complications this flu seasonA memorial service was held for Brittney Peters at her school in Norco last Friday.

Health officials confirm two flu-related deaths in California, but have not identified the children; they do say one of the cases was a girl under the age of 15, who lived in western Riverside County. And Peters's family told The Press-Enterprise newspaper that she died of pneumonia after having influenza type B.

The other child to die of complications from the flu was from Fresno County.


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