But NBC 10 notes that the very young, the old, and those with fragile immune systems are most at risk; indeed, of the 18 flu deaths reported thus far in Pennsylvania for this flu season, Baughman's is the only one in the 19-49 age group.
The official source of departure was organ failure as a result of septic shock from the flu, Kyler's family said. He was running a fever on and off and on Wednesday, he went to a Westmoreland County emergency room, then was flown to UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh where he died not even 24 hours later.
This is shaping up as the worst flu season in a good while, with California particularly affected, but other regions nationwide have registered severe flu cases as well. His Mother and Father Are Nowadays advocating others to seek medical therapy promptly if they are feeling under the weather. Symptoms of the flu, like body aches and congestion or a cough, can sometimes be written off as a bad cold, but the infection actually leads to thousands of deaths each year, according to Centers for Disease Control data.
"He was in the physical fitness centre", Beverly Baughman told WXPI.
According to the CDC, tens of thousands of people in the United States die from the flu each year (the number fluctuates based on the severity of the strain).
His condition rapidly deteriorated and after being admitted to hospital he died the next day.
"It just doesn't seem real", his mother told WPXI. Baughman told the outlet her son was sent home early due to his condition. Stay safer and guided about different aspects of flu.
His fiancee, Olivia Marcanio, recalled him coming home and laid down complaining of chest pains.
Following the unexpected death of their son, the Baughmans are urging everybody to take flu symptoms more seriously and get treatment as soon as possible.
"I just think he ignored it and thought it'd go away like most people, and I think people need to pay more attention to their bodies", Beverly added.
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. Don't let things go. "Whenever you have a fever and you have it multiple days, don't let it go".