110 flu-related deaths now reported in NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (WSPA) – Just because flu activity is decreasing, it doesn’t mean the virus isn’t still making its way around North Carolina.

The number of flu-related deaths recorded since October is now at 110.

“North Carolinians should continue to take precautions and not let down their guard,” said State Epidemiologist Zack Moore, MD, MPH.

There are antiviral medications available to help treat flu infections. You should talk with your doctor if you think you need any.

People who are at high-risk for the flu include people with asthma, people with heart disease, pregnant women, people older than 65, and children younger than 5.

To help prevent the spread of the flu, make sure to wash your hands frequently, cover your mough when you are coughing/sneezing, and stay at home until you are fever-free for at least 24 hours.

For more information on the flu and where you can get a vaccination, click here.

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