Influenza blamed for death of Portage woman

A Portage woman is believed to be the first person in Kalamazoo County to die from the flu this season.
According to family, Richelle Quick passed away at Bronson Hospital Wednesday night after being diagnosed with the flu just days earlier.
Quick's family says she was pulled off life support less than 24 hours after being rushed to the hospital after waking up unresponsive and with a 106 degree fever.
"She thought , I had influenza, I'll get over it," said Quick's mother Kathy Wellar.
The family says the 52-year-old had always been in good health.