DAILYMAIL.COM – A young Boston, Massachusetts, woman has died of the flu despite having no underlying health conditions, it what doctors called a ‘one-in-a-million’ case.
Price Merepol McMahon, 36, of Wellesley, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston, died last Tuesday from the flu. Only two days earlier she felt fine – before her condition rapidly deteriorated Monday.
The flu is most dangerous to young children and elderly people, with those in-between being relatively safe if they do not suffer any underlying health conditions.
The annual virus has reemerged this year after laying dormant for much of the Covid pandemic. Experts have described this flu season as the worst since the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic.
Recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data shows that America’s end-of-the-year ‘tripledemic’ of the flu, Covid and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) could soon end.
‘She was always incredibly smart, hardworking, driven, she was the one that everyone knew would be successful,’ Ian Meropol, Price’s brother, told the Boston Globe.
Ms McMahon was in good shape and lived a very active life. Her family told the Globe that she played tennis, skied and even completed the New York City Marathon.
The woman, who previous worked as an executive at American Express and Burberry, was even training to run the Boston Marathon in April.
She spent Sunday, December 18, at her parents’ house, where the family had gathered to watch Argentina’s triumph in the 2022 World Cup Final and celebrate Hanukkah … READ MORE.