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7-year-old VA boy dies after contracting flu, strep throat

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HURT, VA (WWBT) - A 7-year-old boy from Hurt - which is about 30 miles south of Lynchburg - died Sunday morning a day after testing positive for the flu and strep throat.

Kevin Baynes Jr. was sent home from school on Friday after throwing up and falling asleep in class, his father said Monday morning. 

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Baynes was taken to the ER on Saturday morning where doctors gave him a couple of prescriptions after testing positive for both illnesses. 

His father says the boy slept throughout much of the day Saturday, but he could not hold down and food or water. 

Read more from WWBT's website.

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