Boston has its first flu-related death of the season.
The victim was a man in his sixties, according to the Boston Public Health Commission. It's the first death among the 158 reported cases since October. Of those, 47 people have been hospitalized with the flu.
“We extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased for their loss,” said Dr. Barbara Ferrer, executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission in a statement released on Friday. “We often forget how serious of an illness the flu can be, especially for vulnerable populations, and it’s important that we keep encouraging people to get vaccinated as flu season can stretch into March or April.”
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