DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A 39-year-old Dorchester County man is dead after a week-long battle with the flu, according to the Dorchester County Coroner's Office.
Dorchester County Coroner Christopher Nisbett says the man died from respiratory failure due to bilateral pneumonia. A Newberry pathologist has confirmed this is a case of Strain B Influenza.
According to family members, the patient initially complained of chest congestion and difficulty breathing. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died in the emergency room.
Nisbet recommends all citizens seek medical attention if experiencing flu-like symptoms.