COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A 16-year-old student at a Coos Bay high school has died due to complications of Influenza B, officials said.
Coos Bay Public Schools Superintendent Bryan Trendell said in a statement that the student at Marshfield High School had died early Monday morning, The World reported.
Marshfield High School Principal Travis Howard said he’s been been in contact with an infectious disease specialist who assured him that the school was not in danger of further infection or contamination.
“We drafted talking points to share with staff today to talk with their first period students, letting them know the facts and that they aren’t in danger,” Howard said.
The student was a football and baseball player and was also in band, Howard said. A room has been set up at the school for students who might need counseling.
As of Feb. 8, one other child has died in Oregon from the flu or complications associated with the flu this season, according to the Oregon Health Authority. That child died in December. The agency released no other information, according to the Oregonian/OregonLive.