A 20-year-old mother of two from Arizona tragically passed away on November 28th, only one day after receiving a flu diagnose. This struck her family members as the most unexpected thing that could have happened, as the woman was healthy, and they weren’t aware of her suffering from any life-threatening condition.
The woman kept coughing after getting the medication
One day, Alanie ‘Joie’ Murrieta came back early from her work. She said she wasn’t feeling very well, and her condition quickly worsened. Therefore, the next day, she went to an emergency clinic to receive treatment. When she got there, the doctors quickly diagnosed her with the flu, and prescribed her the medicine Tamiflu.
This medicine is good against influenza viruses of type A and B. Usually, it returns great results if taken within 48 hours after the person first gets infected. Murrieta took the medication as the doctors recommended, but things were still not getting better.
After she returned from the clinic, the woman kept coughing quite severely. As she was extremely tired, she went to sleep, but she continued coughing as the night lasted. The next day, she experienced some trouble breathing, so she went back to the hospital.
The flu later developed into pneumonia
There, the doctors saw how Murrieta’s oxygen levels severely dropped. After performing an X-ray, they observed how the flu quickly turned into pneumonia. They immediately administered her proper medication, but she still wasn’t getting better. After transferring her to the ICU, her heart stopped beating and she died.
This came as a shock to her family members, who said she was perfectly healthy and had no other condition which might make her condition worse. Usually, the flu might cause the death of a person only one or two weeks after the infection. This happens mostly because the disease might trigger another infection, or it might lead to complications of an already existing health condition.
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