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First flu death of the season reported in San Diego


Last updated 10/16/2017 at Noon

José A. Álvarez County of San Diego Communications Office

SAN DIEGO – An 86-year-old San Diego man died of complications due to influenza and is the first local, flu-related death reported this season, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced today.

The unvaccinated man, who had existing medical conditions, tested positive for influenza A. He died on Oct. 1 after a brief hospitalization. Last season, the first flu death occurred Oct. 4, and 86 other San Diego County residents died from influenza, including two children.

“This death is an unfortunate...

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