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Monday, August 27, 2012

Three previously healthy Queenslanders dead from flu this month‎

THREE previously fit and healthy Queenslanders have died in as many weeks after falling ill with the flu.

Devoted mum-of-four Katrina Day, who had a type of influenza A, is the latest person to lose her life to the virus in what has been described as Australia's worst influenza season since the 2009 swine flu pandemic.

The 38-year-old died in the Prince Charles Hospital late Sunday night after a five-week battle.

A 16-year-old boy and a man in his 50s have also died in the hospital in recent weeks after developing the flu, while a teenage girl is fighting for her life in the intensive care ward with flu complications.

She has spent 25 days on a heart-lung bypass machine known as an ECMO, for extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation. Read More