Champaign County investigating possible flu-related death

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Champaign County investigating possible flu-related death

Champaign County health officials are investigating a possible flu-related death.

Marcella Portis, 59, died Feb. 1 and according to her obituary, the flu might have been the cause.

The Champaign County coroner is investigating the death, Champaign County Health Commissioner Gabe Jones said. Her death certificate currently lists her cause of death as pending, he said.

Portis was a nurse at Vancrest of Urbana, her obituary says, where she cared for residents for more than 10 years.

More than 8,610 flu-related hospitalizations have been reported statewide this flu season through Jan. 27, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Three flu-related deaths of children also have been reported in Ohio.

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