First NWA flu death confirmed

Posted: January 15, 2013 at 3:13 p.m.

— Washington County Coroner Roger Morris confirmed the first death in Northwest Arkansas in connection with the flu.

A man in his mid-70s died Friday at the Washington Regional Medical Center, Morris said.

Common causes of death associated with the flu are respiratory failure and pneumonia, Morris said, speaking in general terms.

Look for more details tomorrow on NWAonline or in the newspaper.