A teenager in
Dallas has died from flu complications.
According to Reese, Termulo was a healthy and active teenager.
The 16-year-old was a junior and member of the Brigade at Bishop Lynch High School.
She died Friday because of flu complications.
“We’re going to miss seeing her go through the doors,” said Carolyn Lang, Termulo’s dance teacher.
Termulo spent the summers in Motion, The Studio in Carrollton. Lang is the owner.
“You had to step back and say, I’m really listening to what I hear about someone so young,” Lang said.
The peak of the flu season is just around the corner, but the numbers are already high.
Doctors say it could be the worst flu season in a decade.
In 2020 alone, at least four deaths have been linked to the flu in Dallas County.
For the first time in almost three decades, doctors say Influenza B, the
more difficult for children, it is the predominant strain.
for Disease Control recommends getting a flu shot every fall from
The season is usually from October to May.
This year, doctors
They say the season started early, especially in the south.
“When we started seeing flu cases, the flu vaccine for this year was not yet commercially available,” said Dr. Leron Finger of Children’s Hospital of New Orleans.
It is not clear if Termulo received a flu vaccine.
Lang says the disease quickly got worse before Termulo died.
“Just hug your loved ones because every day you have with them is a gift and it was definitely a gift even though you were only here for 16 years,” Lang said.
statement, a spokesman for Bishop Lynch said:
“It is with deep anguish and sadness
that we confirm the devastating news of the death of one of our bishops Lynch
Junior high school, Teresa “Reese” Termulo. Reese passed away on January 10, 2020.
Our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences are with family, friends,
classmates and teachers of this dear student. “
Grief counselors will be available for
Students and staff.