Tom MurphyFeb 13, 2018, 11:25 pm

North Bergen grieves, takes extra precautions after 6-year-old's flu death

Neveah Hernandez is the second pediatric death from the flu in New Jersey this year


NORTH BERGEN — The worst flu season in 15 years has claimed the life of 6-year-old Neveah Hernandez, who died on Monday after having fallen ill with flu-like symptoms over the weekend.

Hernandez is the second pediatric death from influenza in New Jersey this year.

Hernandez's family set up a GoFundMe account to assist with funeral expenses, raising $15,000 in a single day.

Meanwhile, officials from the North Bergen School District say that they are taking extra action to prevent the spread of the flu, including using bleach to clean school facilities and offering flu shots to students for free.

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