Emma Schwab, from Queensland, Australia, passed away last Thursday at the age of eleven.
She was then admitted to University Hospital on the Sunshine Coast, after being diagnosed with influenza type b.
A hospital spokesperson sent their condolences to the family in a statement on Wednesday.
What happened is heartbreaking for everyone involved. According to the statement, we are now offering assistance to the family, showing our deepest sympathy at this very difficult time. Watchman.
The hospital does not wish to comment on the circumstances of death.
A fundraising campaign has now launched GoFundMewhere the eleven-year-old’s photo is also shared.
“Please help the parents with living and funeral expenses at this very difficult time, following the recent death of their daughter, Emma,” the website says.
“Emma passed away tragically last Thursday, at the age of eleven. The family has been understandably devastated, and all of your support will be greatly appreciated.”
So far, 10,600 Australian dollars have been entered, which is equivalent to about NOK 73,000.
Two deaths in a short time
This is the second death from influenza B in Australia in a short time.
Earlier this week, a nine-year-old girl from New South Wales died. Local health authorities confirmed the death Tuesday, according to The Guardian.
Australia has seen a sharp increase in the number of flu-related admissions in recent weeks.
In the New South Wales region, the number of flu cases requiring emergency room treatment has risen by 37 per cent, according to a report released a few days ago.
At the same time, the number of cases requiring hospitalization increased by 30 percent from week 25 to week 26.
Children under 16 years old made up 54 percent of all patients who visited the emergency room with flu-like symptoms.
They also accounted for 40 percent of all hospital admissions for the flu last week.
He writes that influenza B is found almost exclusively in humans pocket doctorHowever, symptoms are often less severe.
So far this year, more than 152,000 cases of influenza have been reported in Australia. The authorities encourage the population to get vaccinated.
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