H-SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Jan 16, 2013 5:06 PM by Madelyn Monteath, KSBY News

First flu death reported in Santa Barbara County this season

The first death in Santa Barbara County related to the flu has been reported this season.

The Public Health Department confirmed that an 80-year-old woman died on Tuesday. One of the causes listed was influenza.

The Public Health Department wants to remind people it's not too late to get a flu shots. The shots take about two weeks to have an impact on the body and covers the main strain of influenza that is going around this year.

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