By: Chen Wei-ting and Y.F. Low
Taipei, Dec. 22 (CNA) A 69-year-old man from central Taiwan died of
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]