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Dorchester County reports first flu death of 2014

Dorchester County reports first flu death of 2014
Posted Thursday, January 16th 2014 @ 5am  by (WCBD, Brad Franko, Jan 16 2014)

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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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