Long Beach Officials Confirm First Flu Death Of 2013-14 Season

LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Long Beach health officials Wednesday said a 41-year-old man has become the city’s first influenza death of the 2013-14 season.

The victim, who was hospitalized before his death, had underlying health problems, officials said.

“There is still time to receive a flu vaccine, which includes coverage for the pandemic H1N1 strain, which is currently the predominant strain of influenza circulating in our region this season,” said Mitchell Kushner, the city’s health officer.

Long Beach is offering flu vaccinations at the Health Department, which is located at 2525 Grand Avenue.

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