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State Reports First Flu-Related Fatality Of The Season

 

October 28, 2019



Officials with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health last Friday announced the first reported flu-related death of the 2019-20 flu season, which occurred the first week of October and involved an adult in the central part of the state.

To protect the privacy of the family, the person’s hometown, county, age and gender will not be released.

“We are very saddened by this death and send condolences to the loved ones of this person,” said State Epidemiologist Zack Moore, M.D., MPH. “Flu is a serious illness and in some cases can lead to complic...



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