Oakland County man dies from flu 2 days after symptoms appeared

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WHITE LAKE (WJRT) (2/7/2018) - Family members say an Oakland County man has died from the flu only two days after falling ill.

Tim Schell flew to Colorado at the end of January for a ski trip with his wife. After one run, he felt sick.

Within two days, Schell died.

His family believes he picked up Influenza A on the flight. They're trying to get the word out for people who feel sick not to fly.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services also confirmed the first pediatric flu death in the state on Wednesday -- a child from the Upper Peninsula.