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North Carolina health officials report 13 new flu deaths
North Carolina health officials say 13 people died from the flu in the state last week, raising the death toll for the season to 68
People with Flu symptoms urged to stay home
Columbus Regional announces flu-related visitor restrictions
NHRMC announces flu-related visitor restrictions
Officials with New Hanover Regional Medical Center on Wednesday announced flu-related visitation restrictions are now in place.
Published January 23, 2019 at 4:25 PM
Preventing the flu in a world full of germs
How to stay healthy in the midst of cold and flu season.
Published January 22, 2019 at 5:23 AM
Two new flu deaths reported in NC
Information from flu.nc.gov said flu-like illnesses decreased slightly for the week ending Jan. 12 but the geographic spread of flu was still considered widespread.
Published January 17, 2019 at 3:59 PM
Mom who lost daughter to flu warns others
Her little girl died of respiratory failure from the flu - just a day after coming home from school with a fever.
Published January 10, 2019 at 8:27 AM
No new flu deaths reported in North Carolina
The number of flu-related deaths that have been reported in North Carolina remains at 10 after no new deaths were reported over the last week.
Published January 3, 2019 at 1:20 PM
Flu deaths total up to 10 in North Carolina
Eight of the people who died were 65 years old or older and two were between ages 25 and 49. The flu season lasts from Sept. 30, 2018 to May 18, 2019.
Published December 27, 2018 at 3:12 PM
Meet the Shot Dodgers
Death in NHC related to West Nile virus
New flu drug set for market
FDA approves new flu treatment for first time in 20 years
New flu drug, Xofluza, is fast-acting
NC flu deaths increase to eight
Additional flu deaths have been reported in North Carolina last week, bringing the state’s total to eight.
Published December 20, 2018 at 2:01 PM
It’s national influenza vaccination week; 5th flu-related death reported in NC
Another flu-related death has been reported in North Carolina, bringing the state’s total to five so far this season.
Published December 6, 2018 at 2:26 PM
Local ministry offering free health screenings, flu shots with Thanksgiving meals
Word Changing Hearts Ministries is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 21
Published November 21, 2018 at 5:40 AM
2 new flu deaths reported in NC; 4 total for the 2018 season
North Carolina health officials reported two new flu deaths in the past week, bringing the total to four so far in the 2018 season.
Published November 15, 2018 at 1:30 PM
First flu death reported in NC this season
The NC Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed the first flu-related death of the influenza season.
Published November 1, 2018 at 11:57 AM
Drive-thru flu clinic makes it easy for Veterans to get vaccinated
The Wilmington VA Health Care Center is hosting a drive thru flu clinic to make it easier for Veterans to get vaccinated against the illness.
Published October 31, 2018 at 11:00 AM
State reports death in New Hanover County related to West Nile virus
New Hanover County officials, citing a report from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, announced that a county resident who recently died tested positive for the West Nile Virus.
US approves first new type of flu drug in 2 decades
US health regulators approve first new type of flu drug in 2 decades
LINDA A. JOHNSON
CDC encourages ‘handwashing heroes’ to fight flu, diseases
The CDC says handwashing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others which would help families and workforces thrive. (Source: RNN)
Pregnant women who get the flu shot have a lower risk of hospitalization, CDC says
The CDC says an estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter.
CDC says flu season deaths topped 80,000 last year
Overall, the effectiveness of the seasonal flu vaccine for last season was estimated to be 40-percent.
Published September 27, 2018 at 1:28 PM
Wrightsville Beach license plate bill filed in General Assembly
Portion of Hwy 210 closed due to heavy smoke
Governor Cooper visits Wilmington to talk hurricane recovery
Prosecutors seek death penalty in couple’s murder
Man pleads guilty to murder in fatal Brunswick County wreck
4 inmates caught, 1 still wanted after Nash County jailbreak