'Too Much For Her Body To Handle': Mum-Of-Three The Latest Victim Of The Flu
Tributes are flowing in for a Queensland mother-of-three who has become the latest victim of the flu.
Jacinta Foulds, 35, was fit and healthy but died in the early hours of Wednesday morning after a two-week battle with the flu.
Her husband, Daniel, made the announcement on Facebook, telling family and friends that she had contracted influenza-A, a secondary infection and pneumonia.
"This is the hardest post I have ever had to do my world has been rocked tonight I said goodbye to my best friend and soul mate, taken from me way too soon," husband Daniel Foulds posted on Facebook.
"My beautiful wife lost her fight as she was extremely sick with influenza a, as a result, she caught a secondary infection as well as pneumonia and it was too much for her body to handle," he continued.
Jacinta leaves behind her three young children -- Lily, 11, Cory, 9, and Indy,7.
Her Facebook page has been flooded with emotional messages from friends and family.
"Goodbye my beautiful friend, I’ve tried all day to write something, but I’ve cried all day, and kept deleting it... coz there are no words," one friend wrote.
"Just completely heartbroken. You will always be my true Aussie pocket rocket. Thanks for the endless pointless laughter. You're an amazing mother, devoted wife, and one of a kind of a friend," said another.
A GoFundMe page has also been set up to raise money for her family which has since raised more than $10,000.
In June an otherwise healthy hospital worker. James Day, 43, from Traralgon in the Gippsland region, spent a week in hospital with influenza before he died.
"James has been battling Influenza the last eight days. Unfortunately, it has hit him and his body quite hard and last night he was admitted to the Alfred ICU. He is very sick," his wife Jennifer Day wrote on Facebook a short time before his death.
More than 300 people have died from the flu in Australia this year.