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Test results rule out flu as cause of 8-year-old’s death

Posted at 3:59 PM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 18:58:02-05


Preliminary test results say the 8-year-old Rockport boy who died earlier this month did not have the flu.

According to San Patricio County Justice of the Peace Karen Diaz, results of the influenza A and B test given to Martin Ray “Chucky” Campbell Jr. came back negative.

Diaz says Campbell’s official cause of death remains pending.

According to Campbell’s family, the boy got sick on Feb. 16, and was taken to ER Code 3 in Rockport, where he was diagnosed with the flu.

He was later taken to an ER in Portland where the family was told he had fluid in his lungs. Campbell died at that facility on Feb. 18.

Campbell was a third-grader at the Fulton Learning Center in Rockport.