He was forced to come home from work on December 26 before his condition rapidly worsened and he died just 48 hours later.
The official reason for death was organ disappointment because of septic stun from this season's cold virus, Kyler's family said. His mother told WPXI that her son was "into physical fitness" and that he was studying to be a personal trainer.
"He kinda only laid down and went about this afternoon, and which has been the day he was coughing and said that his chest hurt", said his fiancée, " Olivia Marcanio. He went to an emergency room near his home in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and ended up being flown to UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh.
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Kyler Baughman died December 28 at UPMC Presbyterian of septic shock from influenza, according to the coroner's office.
His dad Todd posted: "We are without words for the passing of our only son Kyler Baughman". Please keep his memory alive'.
"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", said Beverly Baughman. As her kids were okay, Murrieta made a decision to just take a rest when she felt the flu symptoms.More news: Pa. governor signs disaster emergency in opioid crisis
It would be recalled that in the same month, Alani Murrieta, a 20-year-old mother of two, had also died after being diagnosed with flu. All the shortcomings like shortness of medicines and confusion with the symptoms are becoming another big cause of the increasing death rate by flu.
Vaccines against this year's particularly deadly, predominant strain, A H3N2, are estimated to only be about 30 percent effective.
As separately confirmed by both their family members in different media interviews, Baughman and Murrieta did not get flu shots.More news: Google Inc (GOOG) looks to have acquired United Kingdom startup Redux
So far this season, more than 40,000 cases of the flu have been reported.
When they saw Kyler on Christmas he had a runny nose. However, in extreme cases it can be deadly.
Asthma, diabetes and heart disease patients also face an increased risk of death from the usually harmless virus.More news: Facebook is working on a new section for local news
According to his mother, he died of flu complications. His body went into septic shock, which can occur when the body is working to fight off an infection such as pneumonia or influenza.
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