Three people have died from flu-related illness in Nebraska, and state health officials say the virus is widespread.

Two cases of the flu have been confirmed in Douglas County.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials have reported the flu death of an otherwise healthy Iowa child.

Douglas County has its first confirmed flu case of the season.

The flu is now widespread in Nebraska, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Douglas County Health Department is encouraging everyone to get a flu shot.