Kyler Baughman, an aspiring personal trainer who was passionate about physical fitness, was otherwise healthy before he began experiencing flu-like symptoms, The New York Post reports. However, Kyler was coughing worse and running a high fever after Christmas.
"I think he thought, 'I just got the flu; I'll be all right, '" Baughman explained.
"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.
But NBC 10 notes that the very young, the old, and those with fragile immune systems are most at risk; indeed, of the 18 flu deaths reported thus far in Pennsylvania for this flu season, Baughman's is the only one in the 19-49 age group. His Mother and Father Are Nowadays advocating others to seek medical therapy promptly if they are feeling under the weather.
But the cough and fever got worse, so Baughman checked into a Westmoreland County emergency room on December 27 and was subsequently flown to UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh. He died on December 28, less than 24 hours after arriving.
The flu kills about 36,000 people a year, on average, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It occurs when the body reacts to an infection by attacking its own organs and tissues. Stay safer and guided about different aspects of flu. "Getting vaccinated later, however, can still be beneficial and vaccination should continue to be offered throughout the flu season, even into January or later".
As of last week, Flu-related death rates were just under epidemic levels at 6.7 percent of all deaths in the US.
"It doesn't seem real", his mother, Beverly Baughman, told WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh. Her relationship status on the social networking site is listed as "engaged".
Now, the Baughmans of Latrobe, Pa., are warning other parents and those with flu symptoms to take it seriously. You know whenever you have a fever, and you have it multiple days, just don't let it go.
She added via Facebook: "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".