Washington state teenager dies from complications related to the flu

EVERETT, Wash. (KCPQ) -- The first day of summer is just around the corner, but the threat of influenza and mumps continue to pop up around the county, resulting in deaths.

Snohomish County Health officials say a teenager in Everett died May 25, from complications related to the flu.

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Ducks stand in a livestock farm in Bars, southwestern France. Authorities in south-west France began a cull of hundreds of thousands of ducks January 5 as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of a virulent strain of bird flu sweeping Europe. The farm birds in France's foie gras heartland are to be slaughtered to stem the spread of an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 virus.

(REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Livestock farmer Bernard Dupuy stands near his ducks in the family farm in Bars, southwestern France. Authorities in south-west France began a cull of hundreds of thousands of ducks January 5 as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of a virulent strain of bird flu sweeping Europe. The farm birds in France's foie gras heartland are to be slaughtered to stem the spread of an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 virus.

(REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Duck farmers drive birds out of an enclosure as they prepare to slaughter a portion of the farm's 32,000 ducks, in Belloc-Saint-Clamens, southwestern France, on January 6, 2017, during the first wave of a mass bird slaughter after the detection of bird flu. Authorities in southwest France began a cull of hundreds of thousands of ducks January 5 as the government scrambles to contain an outbreak of a virulent strain of bird flu sweeping Europe. The farm birds in France's foie gras heartland are to be slaughtered to stem the spread of an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 virus.

(REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Ducks stand in a livestock farm in Bars, southwestern France. Authorities in south-west France began a cull of hundreds of thousands of ducks January 5 as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of a virulent strain of bird flu sweeping Europe. The farm birds in France's foie gras heartland are to be slaughtered to stem the spread of an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 virus.

(REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Members of the protest group 'Canards en colere' demonstrate in front of the Auch prefecture on January 5, 2017, denouncing what they consider to be an inadequate bio-security required by the Direction generale de l'alimentation (DGAL) and approved by the Comite interprofessionnel des palmipedes a foie gras (CIFOG) and demanding imediate compensation for all the affected farmers as hundreds of thousands of ducks from open farming systems will be slaughtered in a bid contain a new outbreak of bird flu in France.

(REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Ducks stand in a livestock farm in Bars, southwestern France. Authorities in south-west France began a cull of hundreds of thousands of ducks January 5 as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of a virulent strain of bird flu sweeping Europe. The farm birds in France's foie gras heartland are to be slaughtered to stem the spread of an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 virus.

(REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Duck farmers drive birds out of an enclosure as they prepare to slaughter a portion of the farm's 32,000 ducks, in Belloc-Saint-Clamens, southwestern France, on January 6, 2017, during the first wave of a mass bird slaughter after the detection of bird flu. Authorities in southwest France began a cull of hundreds of thousands of ducks January 5 as the government scrambles to contain an outbreak of a virulent strain of bird flu sweeping Europe. The farm birds in France's foie gras heartland are to be slaughtered to stem the spread of an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 virus.

(REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Ducks stand in a livestock farm in Bars, southwestern France. Authorities in south-west France began a cull of hundreds of thousands of ducks January 5 as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of a virulent strain of bird flu sweeping Europe. The farm birds in France's foie gras heartland are to be slaughtered to stem the spread of an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 virus.

(REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images)

An employee of duck farmer Sebastien Pujos drives a tractor with culled birds in Belloc-Saint-Clamens, southwestern France, on January 6, 2017, during the first wave of a mass bird slaughter after the detection of bird flu. Authorities in southwest France began a cull of hundreds of thousands of ducks January 5 as the government scrambles to contain an outbreak of a virulent strain of bird flu sweeping Europe. The farm birds in France's foie gras heartland are to be slaughtered to stem the spread of an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 virus.

(REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Ducks stand in a livestock farm in Bars, southwestern France. Authorities in south-west France began a cull of hundreds of thousands of ducks January 5 as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of a virulent strain of bird flu sweeping Europe. The farm birds in France's foie gras heartland are to be slaughtered to stem the spread of an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 virus.

(REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Livestock farmer Bernard Dupuy stands near his ducks in the family farm in Bars, southwestern France. Authorities in south-west France began a cull of hundreds of thousands of ducks January 5 as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak of a virulent strain of bird flu sweeping Europe. The farm birds in France's foie gras heartland are to be slaughtered to stem the spread of an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 virus. / AFP / REMY GABALDA (Photo credit should read REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images)

A picture taken on December 6, 2016 shows chickens at a henhouse near Loon-Plage. France raised its risk level for avian flu to 'high' after new cases of the 'highly pathogenic' H5N8 strain of the virus were detected.

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Employees of duck farmer Sebastien Pujos prepare to unload a truck with birds into an enclosure as they prepare to slaughter a portion of his 32,000 ducks, in Belloc-Saint-Clamens, southwestern France, on January 6, 2017, during the first wave of a mass bird slaughter after the detection of bird flu. Authorities in southwest France began a cull of hundreds of thousands of ducks January 5 as the government scrambles to contain an outbreak of a virulent strain of bird flu sweeping Europe. The farm birds in France's foie gras heartland are to be slaughtered to stem the spread of an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 virus.

(REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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That brings the total number of flu deaths in Snohomish County to 45.

"The height of the flu season does usually taper off in March or April, but it's not unusual to see cases into the summer," said Nancy Furness, preventative services director for the Snohomish Health District. "This is an important reminder that we should always wash hands, cover coughs, and stay home when you're sick."

The number of mumps cases in Snohomish County is also growing.

As of June 8, there have been 43 confirmed and 36 probable cases since the statewide outbreak started last fall. Of those 79 total cases, 53 have impacted students and staff in schools throughout the county.

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