More reasons to get immunized.
Apparently, in a recent CDC update in Annals of EM, there were more cases of necrotizing pneumonia associated with flu-like illnesses--10 in 2 months, with 6 deaths.
The deaths were notable for the speed of worsening and the age, worse in younger people rather than older.
Still rare, MRSA pneumonia may be more virulent as it is apparently able to kill the very cells (PMNs) that the body uses to neutralize it. Some of these cases were associated with a preceding MRSA skin infection.