Evan Frustaglio died Monday after developing a high fever over the weekend. The boy was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital in west-end Toronto Monday afternoon after his condition deteriorated rapidly and he collapsed at home, his father told reporters.
Paul Frustaglio told reporters that a coroner determined his son died of the H1N1 virus. Health officials confirmed the finding late Tuesday morning.
A spokesperson for Toronto public health said officials would hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss an increase in flu activity in the city.
The boy’s mother is a nurse and the whole family was planning on getting the flu shot, his father told CTV Toronto.
Evan was in London, Ont. playing in a hockey tournament when he fell ill. He was sent home Sunday after going to a walk-in clinic with symptoms of the flu.
Friends say the Mississauga North Stars player complained of a sore neck and throat during dinner Saturday night.
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