Mother and grandmother, 58, killed by her SECOND flu this season - after beating another strain last month

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A 58-year-old mother and grandmother who beat the flu once this season has been killed by another strain of the virus.

Angie Barwise, of Fort Worth, Texas, was diagnosed with influenza Type A three days after Christmas and recovered after being prescribed Tamiflu.

Grandmother-of-13 - Weeks - Type - B - Strain

But the grandmother-of-13 fell ill again just weeks later and was diagnosed with influenza Type B, another strain of the virus that has just begun to emerge this season, which led to pneumonia and sepsis, killing her on Saturday.

Angie is just one of the flu cases to come out of Dallas-Fort Worth, an area that has been hit particularly hard this season with more than 20 deaths, leaving others with amputated limbs and fighting for their lives against the deadly virus devastating the US this record-breaking season.

Angie - Family - Diagnosis - Times

Angie's family said they took her flu diagnosis seriously both times.

After Christmas she tested positive for influenza Type A along with bronchitis and step throat.

H3N2 - Strain - 'Aussie - Flu - Year

She likely had the most-common H3N2 strain, dubbed the 'Aussie flu', which has been dominating this year and was responsible for the devastating 2014/15 flu season.

Doctors prescribed Angie Tamiflu and other antibiotics and she was feeling better within days, her husband of 17 years Greg told Fox 4.

Month - Type - B

However, exactly a month later she fell ill again and was diagnosed with influenza Type B.

Greg said her fever was difficult to control.

Half - Hours - Medicine - Fever

'Every four and a half hours, we'd have to give her medicine to get the fever down,' he said.

Angie took Tamiflu once again but when her symptoms persisted for two days, Greg took her to the hospital where tests were done and they were sent home.

Day - Hospital - Blood - Test - Results

The next day she was back in the hospital after blood test results revealed she was suffering from pneumonia and sepsis, both secondary infections from the flu.

That Saturday, just two...
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