Stacy Sparks, a nurse from Hurricane, West Virginia died of complications from the flu that “came on fast.”
Sparks passed away after she caught pneumonia while battling the flu.
“My mom went from having the simple flu, to having full left lung pneumonia overnight,” her son, Nathan Stowers, wrote on Facebook. “Please take care of yourselves. It’s not worth the risk.”
Stowers is urging others to take any flu symptoms seriously and visit a doctor right away.
“I want everyone to fully understand how bad the flu is this year,” Stowers told The Herald-Dispatch. “I want people to know exactly what the flu can lead to.”
Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards warned the community in a Facebook post about the “widespread and very dangerous” flu season in the wake of the 43-year-old’s death,
“If you have signs of the flu, stay home — do not go to work or school or be around anyone,” Edwards said. “If everyone works together and thinks, we can slow down the spread of the flu.”
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