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High School Student Latest Flu Fatality In Ventura County

(Facebook photo from Michael Chabot)
Family and frends gathered at La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks Friday night for a vigil for Gabriella Chabot

There’s shock, and sadness over word that a high school student in Ventura County has died as a result of the flu.

Officials at La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks identified the teen as Gabriella Chabot. A memorial vigil is being held for the teen on the campus tonight.

There have been at least 38 confirmed deaths from influenza so far this season in the county, the highest number in decades. The teen is the youngest victim reported in the county, with most of the deaths involving those who were 65 or older.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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