Santa Ana woman is Orange County’s 1st flu-related death in 2019 – OCRegister

The county’s Health Care Agency confirmed Thursday, Jan. 17, that a Santa Ana woman is Orange County’s first influenza-related death of a person under 65 this season. Officials said the woman had underlying health conditions and died from complications related to the flu. Lab testing confirmed that she was infected with the influenza A virus, health officials said. This should serve as an important reminder to the public that the flu can be deadly, said Dr. Eric Handler, the county’s health officer. “Influenza can cause serious illness, particularly in persons with underlying health conditions,” he said. “Everyone over six months ...

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