New mother dies from flu in Brevard County

Latest death brings total of flu fatalities to two

MELBOURNE, Fla. - Health officials in Central Florida say a woman who recently had a baby has died from the flu. The woman was in her 30's and is  the second person to die from the flu in Brevard County this season.

Another woman, also in her 30's died at the same hospital in Melbourne.

The director of the county's health department told Florida Today   two patients in Brevard hospitals are still on life support because of the flu.

Since last October, health officials say 12 people have died in North Florida from the flu at a Gainesville hospital.  Five of the victims were under the age of 40.  They are urging people to get the flu vaccine as soon as possible.

 

 

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