Exactly what caused the death of singer-songwriter Prince today (April 21) at age 57 is still unknown; however, some reports suggest that he may have died of the flu, which he was hospitalized for several days ago, his publicist told news sources.
People often underestimate how deadly the flu is, said Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious-disease specialist and a senior associate at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Center for Health Security. Adalja has not treated Prince and was not involved with his case.
“Flu is a deadly infectious disease that kills thousands of people every year,” Adalja told Live Science. But because these deaths occur mostly in the very young and the old, people don’t really think about it in terms of a 57-year-old, he said. However, dying of the flu is something that can happen easily under certain circumstances” he said.
Read the full article at livescience.com