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Aussie Mother Dies After Flu-Like Symptoms & Donates Kidneys

A Victorian mother who died on Friday after suffering flu-like symptoms has today been remembered for her generosity after donating both of her kidneys.

Tenille Smith, a 40-year-old neonatal intensive care nurse at Melbourne's Mercy Hospital had received her flu vaccination and therefore assumed that her sickness would pass.

However, ten days after contracting flu-like symptoms, the mother of three collapsed and was taken to Northern Hospital where she was diagnosed with pneumonia. She later passed away on Friday. 

A Go Fund Me page has now been set up by Mrs Smith's brother Cobery Seamer in order to support her children and husband during this devastating time.

"It's been tough going," Mr Seamer said to 9NEWS.

"She was only 40-years-old, and she's gone. It's not meant to happen like this."

Mrs Smith's father has also spoken about how proud they are of their daughter after it was revealed that she had chosen to donate both kidneys when she died.

This death comes as it has been revealed that a cheaper version of the flu vaccine has been used during this year's flu season and has failed to treat patients, especially the elderly.

However, the nation's chief medical officer has since slammed these reports.

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