Los Angeles County Confirms First Flu Death Of 2023-24 Season
November 23, 2023
Los Angeles County has recorded its first flu death of the 2023-24 season, according to the Department of Public Health.
The person who died was only identified as an "elderly resident with multiple underlying conditions," and they were not vaccinated against the flu, Public Health said in a press release.
"Although most people recover from influenza without complications, this death is a reminder that influenza can be a serious illness," the press release said. "Pneumonia is the most common complication of the flu. Flu can also aggravate underlying health conditions like heart disease or asthma. Annually, thousands of people nationwide are hospitalized or die from influenza-associated illness."