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OMI Statement on Felipe Gomez-Alonzo

Preliminary findings released

"The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator has performed an autopsy on Felipe Gomez-Alonzo. Results of nasal and lung swabs have tested positive for influenza B. While this result indicates that the child had influenza, determining an accurate cause of death requires further evaluation of other laboratory specimens and interpreting the findings in the context of the symptoms and autopsy findings. As always, the office is focused on our mission of properly investigating deaths to serve the living. We appreciate the public’s understanding that this investigation must not be rushed to ensure thorough observations and accurate conclusions about how this child died. We extend our condolences to his family and loved ones.”

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