Elementary school student dies after catching flu
ELIZABETH, NJ (FOX5NY) - Another young child in New Jersey had died after contracting the flu. If confirmed, it would be the third pediatric flu death in the state this flu season.
Daniela Genaro attended the Nicholas LaCorte-Peterstown School, No. 3 in Elizabeth. The school district confirmed a student had died but said it was up to state health officials to determine the exact cause.
Grief counselors were going to be available for students and staff on Tuesday.
As a precaution, the school was sanitized over the long holiday weekend, according to a news release by the school administration.
The schools' superintendent also recommended that all students receive the flu vaccine.
A GoFundMe page to pay for funeral services for Genaro had raised nearly $10,000 by Tuesday morning.