A four-year-old girl in Iowa who was not vaccinated for the flu has been left blind after suffering a severe bout of the virus that left her in the intensive care unit for two weeks.
Jade DeLucia, of Iowa City, did not receive a flu shot this season but caught the virus a few days before Christmas and within a matter of days the infection triggered a seizure and left her unresponsive in the hospital.
She contracted influenza B, a strain of the flu that affects children more than adults and has been spreading this season.
This year's child flu death toll in the US has risen to 32, according to the CDC. Among those deaths, 21 were from the influenza B virus.