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Connecticut boy with flu died after visiting Buffalo for hockey tournament

A 10-year-old New Canaan, Conn., boy who died Sunday following complications from the flu had been in Buffalo for a hockey tournament last week, according to Connecticut media reports.

The boy, identified by the New Canaan Advertiser as Nico Mallozzi, had the flu and also pneumonia followed by sepsis, the newspaper said, citing Connecticut health officials.

A spokeswoman for the Erie County Health Department said there is no reason for any alarm on the part of anyone who may have had contact with the boy in Buffalo.

The boy started feeling sick on Thursday, according to the Advertiser, and left the tournament early because of his illness, according to the Stamford Advocate. He was taken to a hospital and diagnosed with the flu.

He played for the Connecticut Rough Riders of the Atlantic Youth Hockey League.

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