California Confirms First Non-Elderly Flu-Related Death
On Friday, the California Department of Public Health announced the state's first influenza-related death of a person under the age of 65 for the 2014-2015 flu season. The department said the individual was an adult resident of Southern California. According to CDC, the flu is considered "regional" in California, meaning more than two but less than half of the state's regions have had recent laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza.
- "California Reports First Flu Death of Person Under 65" (Branson-Potts, "L.A. Now," Los Angeles Times, 1/9)