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NCDHHS: Second flu-related death reported in North Carolina this season
According to the department’s weekly flu report, the second death happened during the week of Nov. 3-9, 2019.
WBTV Web Staff
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
MinuteClinic Nurse Practitioner Annie Krzan joined us on WECT News First at Four to dispel common myths about the flu vaccine
Published October 14, 2019 at 6:18 PM
New Hanover County offers free flu vaccines
New Hanover County health officials will offer a free flu vaccination event on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Published October 12, 2019 at 1:20 PM
Fight the flu: vaccinations available at Wrightsville Beach Town Hall
Getting the flu vaccine doesn’t take long and the New Hanover County Health Department is trying to make it convenient for everyone to fight the illness.
Published October 4, 2019 at 3:47 PM
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.
Published September 27, 2019 at 3:17 PM
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.
Published August 21, 2019 at 5:57 PM
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.
Published April 4, 2019 at 4:29 PM
Flu Season and Vaping
NHRMC lifts flu-related visitor restrictions
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
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
Published February 21, 2019 at 2:30 PM
People with Flu symptoms urged to stay home
Many people associate flu season with November and December, but few realize that the peak of flu season isn’t until February or March.
Published February 5, 2019 at 6:16 AM
Columbus Regional announces flu-related visitor restrictions
Officials with Columbus Regional Healthcare on Thursday announced flu-related visitation restrictions that are effective immediately.
Published January 31, 2019 at 1:16 PM
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.
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.
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 12:57 PM
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 12:00 PM
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.
Published October 30, 2018 at 4:32 PM
NJROTC cadet receives highest award for saving grandfather’s life
First Alert Forecast: warmer and bright through Friday
New Hanover Co Schools makes recommendation for redistricting plan
Exhibit chronicling NASA-Snoopy connection now open at Cape Fear Museum
Bladen County deputies offer reward for info on home break in
Authorities seize heroin, meth, ecstasy in large New Hanover County drug bust
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
Published October 24, 2018 at 3:18 PM
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)
Published October 23, 2018 at 3:16 PM
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.
Published October 16, 2018 at 5:58 PM
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 2:28 PM