21-Year-Old Dies A Few Days After Catching The Flu

21-Year-Old Dies A Few Days After Catching The Flu

He developed complications as his flu caused a septic shock, which in turn, led to organ failure.

"He kinda simply set down and approached his day, and that was the day he was hacking and said his chest hurt", said his life partner, Olivia Marcanio.

Baughman had been running a fever on and off since he started having flu symptoms.

For children under 16, there have been a total of 195 pediatric hospitalizations for the flu and fewer than five reported deaths. He started to feel bad enough that he needed to seek medical attention.

According to his family, he had not had the influenza jab prior to getting sick.

From there his condition deteriorated rapidly and the following day he was taken to the emergency room before being airlifted to hospital.

There isn't data on exactly how many people die each year of the flu. Sometimes incorrectly called blood poisoning, sepsis is the body's often deadly response to infection.

When sepsis happens, this system goes into overdrive.The inflammation that is typically seen just around the minor cut, spread through the body, affecting healthy tissue and organs. States aren't required to report the cases or deaths of those over the age of 18, additionally, when someone dies of complications from the flu, it frequently goes unlisted on the death certificate.

"I think he thought, 'I just got the flu, I'll be alright".

Baughman was known to family and friends as a health buff, riding motorbikes and lifting weights.

"It doesn't seem real", his mother says. Baughman told the outlet her son was sent home early due to his condition.

Kyler Baughman's relatives are cautioning others about the risks of flu after he dead of complexities from the infection a week ago at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania, WXPI revealed.

Avoid People with the Flu: Dr. Moore says staying away from sick people is critical.

Mother Beverly told WPXI that before his death Kyler was extremely fit and was going to school to become a personal trainer.

Baughman's parents are hoping that their son's story will inspire others to be aware of how risky the flu can be. "Whenever you have fever and you have it multiple days, don't let it go. Get it taken care of", Todd Baughman said tearfully.