Flu Watch

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

According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ weekly flu report, the death took place during the week of Nov. 17-23.

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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.

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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.

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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.