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NC seasonal flu deaths reach 100

Posted April 17, 2014

Two North Carolina residents died from flu-related illnesses last week, according to state figures released Thursday.

Since the season began in October, 100 people have died from influenza. The six-month season normally peaks during January and February.
A year ago, 59 people died from flu-related illnesses.

The best protection against the flu is a flu shot, which is available for anyone 6 months old or older. It takes at least two weeks to build up a full immunity against the virus.

Hand-washing, coughing into your sleeve and keeping a safe distance from people with flu symptoms are practical ways to help prevent the spread of the flu.

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