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UPDATE: Waterloo inmate dead from flu complications

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Update: An Iowa inmate has died from complications with the flu.

29-year-old Rashod Aldridge died at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Thursday morning.

The Waterloo man was serving a 10-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter.  Aldridge took a plea deal in the 2015 stabbing of his father, Roosevelt Aldridge.  The two were arguing when Aldridge stabbed his father in the right thigh. Roosevelt later died from the injury.

Aldridge began serving his sentence in March of 2017. 

Just three months later, he was transferred to the Iowa Medical Classification Center in Coralville. The transfer is likely related to the chronic disease Aldridge suffered from.

He remained at the facility until recently, when he was moved to the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics because of complications of the disease and flu. 

Dr. Jerome Greenfield who runs the health services for the Iowa Department of Corrections says Aldridge's death is largely due to his disease. 

Greenfield says the Iowa DOC does not have an outbreak of the flu at any of the nine facilities in the state.  He says the Iowa DOC does offer flu vaccines and prevention educations to inmates.

In the case of an outbreak, the Iowa DOC would partner with the state health department and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics to contain the flu.

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