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26 years old had flu shot

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Category: Disease Outbreaks: U.S. Local Discussion
Forum Name: Wisconsin
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Printed Date: January 18 2020 at 6:40pm

Topic: 26 years old had flu shot
Posted By: Kay
Subject: 26 years old had flu shot
Date Posted: January 12 2015 at 12:22pm -

KENOSHA, Wis. - A 26-year-old health care worker who had a flu shot has died after complications of the flu.

WISN-TV first reported the death of Katherine McQuestion, of Kenosha, who was a radiology technician at St. Catherine's Medical Center in Pleasant Prairie.

Kenosha County Health Office Cynthia Johnson confirmed on Saturday that McQuestion had sepsis, which led to a heart attack. A funeral home obituary lists McQuestion's death as Jan. 2, with a funeral Tuesday.

Johnson says most people are still helped by the flu shot, despite this year's vaccine being poorly matched to the dominant strains in circulation.

Johnson says in 2014 the county had 139 flu cases, most in December. She says they had 57 cases in 2013 and 34 in 2012.

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