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Flu Cases, Deaths On The Rise In N.C.


March 6, 2017

The number of confirmed flu cases and flu-related deaths is rising in North Carolina as the peak of the 2016-17 flu season nears, according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

There were 16 influenza-associated deaths in the state during the week ending Feb. 25.

The total number of influenza-associated deaths this season, which started last Oct. 2, is now 63. That’s four more than died during all of last year’s flu season. Influenza is widespread throughout most of North Carolina.

State health officials encourage all residents to protect themselves and others against...

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