5-week-old boy dies, tests negative for the flu

A 5-week-old boy died Wednesday afternoon after suffering flu-like symptoms — but he has tested negative for influenza, police sources said.

The baby was found unconscious in his crib at 1:30 p.m. in Canarsie, a police source said. He was pronounced dead at Brookdale Hospital.

Police sources initially said the infant had died from possible flu-related symptoms.

Four New York City tots have died in the midst of the current influenza outbreak, which has claimed the lives of more than 60 kids across the country.

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