Health officials: Brevard Co. woman dies of flu

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Brevard County Health Department officials say a woman in her 30s has died of the flu.

Florida Today (http://on.flatoday.com/1cW7NWO ) reports the woman died Sunday at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne.

Director Heidar Heshmati says two others — a pregnant woman in her 30s and a 62-year-old man — are on life support due to influenza. Heshmati says the woman refused to get the flu vaccination.

Last week, Brevard County health officials issued a report warning of an uptick in flue activity. They urged anyone over 6 months old to get the flu vaccine.

Heshmati did not release the names of woman who died, or the two patients on life support.

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Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), http://www.floridatoday.com

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