LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It's a deadly virus running rampant.
Three-year-old Alivia Viellieux died Monday in her Muncie, Indiana home after being diagnosed with the flu. Her parents chose to not get her vaccinated, and say they fear that led to her diagnoses, and ultimately her death.
Nationwide, 63 children have died from flu-related complications this year, that's 20 more deaths compared to this time last year. The Centers for Disease and Control reporting doctors visits are up more this flu season, compared to the swine flu outbreak in 2009.
Experts say part of the problem is that doctors are tracking four different influenza strains, all producing different symptoms in different people. H3N2 is the nastiest of all strains and is responsible for more hospital visits, and deaths. H1N1 and two different strains of Influenza B are also causing people to get sick but typically have less severe symptoms.