Kentucky confirms state's 1st flu death

The Lexington-Fayette (Ky.) County Health Department confirmed the state's first flu-related death for the 2018-19 flu season, according to LEX 18.

The death occurred in Lexington, which saw 27 deaths and more than 700 confirmed flu cases during the 2017-18 flu season.

The patient was in his or her 60s and had underlying health conditions. The health department could not identify a record of the patient receiving a flu shot, a health department spokesperson told LEX 18.

The CDC recommends everyone age 6 months and older receive a flu vaccine by the end of October.

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