A 25-year-old St. Joseph County woman has died from the flu, reports The Elkhart Truth's news partner WNDU.
The St. Joseph County Health Officer, Thomas Felger, confirmed that the woman was hospitalized locally in December but was later transferred to a Chicago facility where she died. It is believed that she had H1N1, also known as the swine flu.
Flu season in Michiana is yet hit its peak and Felger also said H1N1 victims are commonly young to middle-aged people, WNDU said.
Felger stressed that one of the best preventative measures one can take is getting a flu shot. It takes 10 days to two weeks for the shot to be effective, reports WTOC.