UPDATE:3rd pediatric flu death reported in Mississippi

JACKSON – State health officials are reporting the third pediatric flu death of the year.

A news release from the Department of Health says a child under the age of 18 has died in Lee County. The name and hometown of the victim is not being released.

Officials reported last week the deaths of two children 18 or younger in Madison and DeSoto counties.

State Health Officer Ed Thompson says Tuesday the agency has added flu deaths to its list of reportable diseases to better keep track of children's health issues.