By: Chen Wei-ting and Christie Chen
Taipei, Jan. 12 (CNA) A 22-month-old infant was one of four
people who died of flu-related complications in Taiwan last week, becoming the youngest flu victim to die since the flu season began in July, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday.
Authorities confirmed 18 new flu cases with complications and four flu-associated deaths last week, bringing the total number of confirmed flu cases and deaths since July 1 to 196 and 34, respectively.
Lin Yung-ching (林詠青), a doctor with the CDC, said the three others who died from the flu in the past week were all adults who suffered from chronic diseases such as diabetes. None of them had been vaccinated. [FULL STORY]