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Jan 31, 2014 7:00 PM by Kathrene Herndon, KSBY News

Coroner: Flu-related complications cause of inmate death

Autopsy results for the San Luis Obispo County Jail inmate who died Monday show Rudy Joseph Silva died from complications related to the flu, according to the Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office.

Silva, 35, died January 27, four days after he was taken to the hospital.

The sheriff's office says his cause of death is respiratory failure due to septic shock as a consequence of influenza A and staphylococcus.

Officials say he did not have any other known previous medical conditions.



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