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Dorchester County reports first flu death of 2014

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Dorchester County confirms first flu death of 2014. Dorchester County confirms first flu death of 2014.

The Dorchester County coroner reported the first flu death of the year, Wednesday morning.

"The patient was transported from his home to a local area hospital where he later died at the emergency room", said Coroner Christ Nisbet. "He suffered for about a week prior to his death, initially complaining of chest congestion and difficulty breathing according to family members."

The 39-year-old, unidentified man contracted Strain B Influenza and died from respiratory failure due to Pneumonia. Nisbet did not provide information about when the man died.

Nisbet urged anyone experience flu-like symptoms to see a doctor.

Doctors say, it is still not too late to get your flu shot. If you need help finding a flu vaccine, click here.







 
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