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Coroner: One person in Dorchester Co. has died from the flu

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DORCHESTER, S.C. (WCIV) -- The Dorchester coroner said one person has died of the flu.

The coroner reports a 39-year-old man had the flu for about a week before he was taken to the hospital where he later died in the Emergency Room.  Nesbit confirmed the man was healthy before he got the flu.

Symptoms included chest congestion and difficulty breathing according to family members, the coroner said.  

According to Coroner Chris Nesbit, the Newberry Pathologist verified that it was a "confirmed case of Strain B Influenza." 

The man died from respiratory failure due to bilateral pneumonia.  

Coroner Nesbit reminds all citizens to seek medical attention in the event they are experiencing flu like symptoms.

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