Kyler Baughman dies of flu five days after catching it.

Kyler Baughman 21 of Latrobe

Kyler Baughman 21 of Latrobe

He had a cough and told his fiancee, Olivia Marcanio, that his chest hurt, she told WPIX.

Baughman had been running a fever on and off since he started having flu symptoms. Flu cases are getting an increase in the passage of days. People who suspect they have the flu should seek medical assistance within 48 hours of when they started feeling ill as the treatment is most effective within this timeframe.

And with this flu season in particular, some experts say the flu shot might be only 10 per cent effective against the most predominant strain. He was then rushed to Pittsburgh's UPMC Presbyterian hospital, where he died less than 24 hours later.

Eighteen Pennsylvanians have died so far of flu-related complications this season, according to the state, which does not identify where the deaths occur.

SEPSIS is a serious condition that is triggered by the body's extreme response to an infection, as opposed to a severe infection itself.

When sepsis happens, this system goes into overdrive.The inflammation that is typically seen just around the minor cut, spread through the body, affecting healthy tissue and organs.

A BODYBUILDER has died just five days after contracting the flu after suffering septic shock.

Baughman had been studying to be a personal trainer and had returned home for the holidays when his mother noticed he looked unwell. Baughman told the outlet her son was sent home early due to his condition. "People can actually die from the flu".

At that point, Baughman's health began to deteriorate rapidly.

Kyler Baughman's relatives are cautioning others about the risks of flu after he dead of complexities from the infection a week ago at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania, WXPI revealed.

"It just doesn't seem real", his mother told WPXI.

The Centers for Disease Control estimated that from 2010-2011 to 2013-2014, there were 12,000 to a high of 56,000 deaths in the USA that were associated to influenza. "At whatever point you have a fever and you have it various days, don't release it. Get it dealt with". "I'll go rest a little bit, '" adds his mother.

With tears in his eyes and voice cracking, Kyler's father Todd Baughman said he wants to prevent this from happening to anyone else.

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