Taiwan records 28th flu-related death since July

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/12/22
By: Chen Wei-ting and Y.F. Low

Taipei, Dec. 22 (CNA) A 69-year-old man from central Taiwan died of

(CNA file photo)

(CNA file photo)

flu-related complications earlier this month, the 28th flu-associated death recorded in the country since July, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday.

The victim, who was a long-time smoker with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, was hospitalized Dec. 1 after being diagnosed with pneumonia, the CDC said.

He came down with symptoms of shock and respiratory failure Dec. 7 and was admitted to a hospital intensive care unit. The patient died Dec.11, the CDC said.

Tests determined that the man was infected with the influenza A (H1N1)virus and he had not been vaccinated against flu this year, according to the CDC.     [FULL  STORY]

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