Man Dies Five Days After Contracting Flu

Alicia Farmer
January 11, 2018

A 21-year-old in Pennsylvania has died from flu complications.

" By Thursday he was dead, the cause was complications from the flu virus, his mom told WPIX".

Olivia Marcanio, who was identified by WPXI as his fiancee, declined to comment to The Washington Post, but told the news station that Kyler Baughman, "just laid down and went about his day, and that was the day he was coughing and said his chest hurt".

SEPSIS is a serious condition that is triggered by the body's extreme response to an infection, as opposed to a severe infection itself. He was running a fever on and off. "He looked rundown and had a bit of a snotty nose".

Medics have concluded he died after his organ failed because of septic shock caused by influenza.

According to his mother, he celebrated with more family members on Christmas night and returned to his job on December 26. He was hurried Wednesday to your Westmoreland County emergency room and airlifted to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, in which he died just hours later.

Sepsis, or blood poisoning, is always triggered by an infection, including the flu virus.

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So far this season, more than 40,000 cases of the flu have been reported. His mother told WPXI that her son was "into physical fitness" and that he was studying to be a personal trainer.

Within 48 hours, his health began rapidly declining, according to his family. Flu cases are getting an increase in the passage of days.

The number of flu deaths in Australia over their winter has not yet been released, but it's thought to be the worst in years.

"It doesn't seem real".

During this extremely challenging time, Mr. and Mrs. Baughman have made a decision to share their story with the media in hopes of raising awareness.

His folks are now encouraging others to look for restorative treatment quickly in the event that they are feeling sickly. "Don't let things go", his father, Todd Baughman told WPXI. "Whenever you have a fever for multiple days, don't let it go, get it taken care of".

"I just think he ignored it and thought it'd go away like most people, and I think people need to pay more attention to their bodies", Mrs. Baughman told the outlet.

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