Health Team

Flu Cases Abating in N.C.

Posted March 27, 2008 10:45 a.m. EDT

— The number of North Carolinians with flu or flu-like illness has dropped for the fourth week in a row, according to a report from the state.

In the week ending March 22, healthcare providers reported 1.3 percent of their patients had flu-like symptoms, down from a high of 6.25 percent in mid-February.

As the flu season winds to a close, doctors are reminding people to continue taking these precautions:

  • Wash your hands, wash your hands, and wash your hands.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • If you have flu symptoms, seek medical care. There are prescription drugs that can relieve flu symptoms.
  • If you are sick, stay home.