7-Year-Old Dies One Day After Flu Diagnosis

7-year-old boy dies day after flu, strep throat diagnosis, family says

>> Read more trending news

The father of Kevin Baynes Jr. told WWBT that the boy was sent home from school on Friday after he started to vomit and was falling asleep in class. Family members took him to a hospital emergency room the next day, where he was diagnosed with the flu and strep throat.

>> Related: Flu virus spread by breathing, study finds 

Kevin’s cousin, Michelle Pato, told WRIC that a doctor prescribed medication for Kevin and sent him home. He was unable to keep down food or water and spent most of Saturday sleeping, Kevin’s father told WWBT.

Kevin’s 9-year-old sister attempted to wake him Sunday, but found that he was cold and not breathing, according to WRIC and WWBT

He was pronounced dead at a hospital, WWBT reported.

An autopsy will be performed to confirm his cause of death, according to the news station.

Universal Vaccine Could Work On Viruses, End Annual Flu Shots

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.

X