Queensland mother-of-three dies unexpectedly from the flu

Jacinta Foulds.
Photo credit: GoFundMe.

A Queensland mother-of-three has died after contracting the flu two weeks ago, leaving her loved ones shocked and devastated.

Jacinta Foulds became sick with the flu a fortnight ago, later developing a secondary infection and pneumonia. 

The mother, who was in her 30s, died on Wednesday morning. 

Foulds' husband, Daniel, says she "fought hard all the way to the end.''

A GoFundMe page has been established to help the family. At the time of writing, it has raised over AU$7500 (NZ$7860) in eight hours.

"This is the hardest post I have ever had to do. My world has been rocked tonight. I said goodbye to my best friend and soulmate, taken from me way too soon," Daniel Foulds wrote on the GoFundMe page.

"I'm really struggling and I'm trying to hold it together for my three kids...Jacinta Foulds, taken too soon and forever in my heart, RIP my true love."

A number of donors have expressed their condolences on the page.

"I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Jacinta in the nail world. She was a beautiful soul and will be so very missed," one woman commented.

It was revealed earlier this week that at least 83 people have died from flu-related illnesses in Queensland so far this year. 

There have been over 380 reported deaths associated with influenza across Australia this year.


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