Flu Watch

  What to know about the flu season during the COVID-19 pandemic

When should you get the flu shot? What is the difference between the flu and COVID? Local health experts answer those questions.

First child under age of 5 dies from flu in North Carolina

  20-year-old Virginia man has leg amputated after severe complications from flu

Six more people die from flu in North Carolina

N.C. health officials report 11 new flu-related deaths; 33 for season

NHRMC issues flu-related visitor restrictions

Third flu-related death reports in N.C. this season

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NCDHHS: Second flu-related death reported in North Carolina this season

  Is it the flu or vaping-related illness? Why doctors say it could be difficult to tell apart

  “The most important thing is to get vaccinated”: Doctors urge everyone to get the flu vaccine ahead of the season

  Flu shot fact and fiction

  New Hanover County offers free flu vaccines

  Fight the flu: vaccinations available at Wrightsville Beach Town Hall

  After N.C. vaping-related death, doctor warns of using any e-cigarette device

Vaping and e-cigarette devices were quick to become the better, “healthier” alternative to smoking. But with each passing week, more severe illnesses and even deaths have been attributed to vaping-related lung disease.

  Flu vaccines delayed for upcoming season

You are going to have to wait a bit longer to get your flu shot. The CDC says vaccine production was delayed this year.

  NHRMC lifts flu-related visitor restrictions

Officials with New Hanover Regional Medical Center on Thursday announced that flu-related visitor restrictions have been lifted due to a decrease in the incidence of the flu.

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

Preventing the flu in a world full of germs

Two new flu deaths reported in NC

  Mom who lost daughter to flu warns others

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.

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.

NC flu deaths increase to eight

Additional flu deaths have been reported in North Carolina last week, bringing the state’s total to eight.

  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.

  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

  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.

  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.

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.

  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

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.