27-Year-Old Dies Within Days of Contracting the Flu
Nationwide 30 children have died from the flu epidemic. Katharine Gallagher, 27, is another victim. Her death came with shocking speed after just a few days after first showing symptoms. It was later revealed that Gallagher had severe acute bronchial pneumonia, a complication of the virus. The Centers for Disease Control says even though a flu shot is not 100 percent effective, it can lessen someone’s chances of getting the virus by 10 to 60 percent.