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First flu death of season for L.A. County is Pomona Valley woman
First flu death of season for L.A. County is Pomona Valley woman

Health officials have reported the first death associated with flu in Los Angeles County for the 2014-15 influenza season. The patient was an elderly woman who lived in the Pomona Valley and suffered from underlying medical conditions, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported Monday morning, noting that flu activity had increased in recent weeks in the county. According to the most recent county-issued Influenza Watch report, health providers had reported 162 positive flu tests as of Dec. 6. The dominant strain "by far," the county noted, was type A H3N2.  The patient who died was infected with a type B virus. Last year, the county's first...

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