A healthy couple from Fort Worth, Texas died after catching an unknown virus while vacationing in Fiji. The Family of David and Michelle Paul said the couple wasn’t feeling well the day before they planned to leave Fiji and return home.
“They knew something was going on in their body and were able to get to the hospital,” Michelle’s sister-in-law Tracey Calanog told KVUE. “Anything can happen,” she said in tears.
The couple shared a 2-year-old son, who was left back home with relatives. David also has a daughter from a previous relationship.
An ongoing investigation is looking into the cause of their deaths. A recent World Health Organization alert warns of a deadly influenza strain, including in Fiji where it is “particularly affecting young adults.”