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San Diego teenager dies after catching the flu

Posted at 5:17 PM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 02:52:53-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The family of a 14-year-old girl is shocked by her sudden death that could be flu-related.

Julianna Campos died Feb. 12, after complaining of a headache and cold-like symptoms.

Imelda Leyva, Julianna’s grandmother, said Julianna went to take a nap and never woke up.

Julianna didn't have any health issues, according to the family.

Doctors confirmed Julianna tested positive for the flu, according to her grandmother. However, they are still investigating whether the flu was the cause of death.

Julianna’s family plans to hold her funeral on March 9. Family members also started a GoFundMe page to help pay for her services.

As of 8:17 p.m. Wednesday night, the fund had raised more than $1,200 of its $9,000 goal. Click here to donate to the GoFundMe.