HIAWATHA, Kan. (AP) The family of a 9-year-old Kansas girl say she has died after being diagnosed with influenza in neighboring Nebraska.
The family of Leighya Marie DeLong, of Hiawatha, confirmed to Topeka television station KSNT that the girl died on Dec. 22 in Lincoln, Nebraska, while she was visiting family there for the Christmas holiday.
The girls family say she was diagnosed with the flu at a Lincoln hospital on Dec. 21, released, then saw her condition worsen the next day. She died shortly after being rushed back to the emergency room.
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