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Delaware Reports First Flu-Related Death Of Season

DOVER, Del. (CBS) – Officials in Delaware have reported the first flu-related death of the 2014-2015 season.

An 83-year-old woman from Sussex County died on November 17 and infection with influenza A was confirmed by the Delaware Public Health Laboratory.

Dr. Karyl Rattay, DPH director says, "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. This is an important reminder how serious the flu can be, particularly among vulnerable populations like the very young, people with underlying conditions, and seniors."

DPH says there is a total of 37 cases for the current flu season in Delaware and they expect the number to rise over the next three months.

Last year, there were 1,842 flu cases in Delaware, with six flu-related deaths.

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