Flu death reported in Dorchester County

Published: Jan. 15, 2014 at 12:47 PM EST
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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.

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