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Father dies after battle with influenza

9News.com.au logo 9News.com.au 27/06/2019 Benjamin Ansell
A Victorian father has died from the flu. © AAP Images A Victorian father has died from the flu.

A Victorian father has died from the flu.

The 43-year-old man from Traralgon in the state’s Gippsland area was admitted to hospital on June 15 after battling influenza over more than a week.

A specialised retrieval team was sent from Alfred Hospital to place the man on a machine to provide cardiac and respiratory support according to a Facebook post published by the man’s wife read.  

In a statement sent to 9News.com.au, the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the death of a man.

“Our sympathies are with the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased.

Unfortunately influenza can strike anyone in the community, even normally healthy people with no underlying health issues, the statement read.

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