On average, elementary school children get up to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year. Many parents and teachers refer to it as the back-to-school plague.
The flu is not finished yet as North Carolina health officials report four more people have died of the illness. That brings the death toll this season to nearly 200.
State health officials say four more people have died from complications of the flu in North Carolina.
Four more people have died of the flu in North Carolina, bringing the total this season to 170 flu deaths.
The debate over whether or not to vaccinate children is brewing across the country, and it's sparking the conversation right here in our community, too.
In a news release Wednesday, Novant Health officials said they will lift the visitor restrictions put in place at several of their facilities due to the flu season.
State health officials say there were nine new flu deaths in North Carolina last week.
State health officials say the death toll from the flu in North Carolina has surpassed the total for all of 2013-14 with word of 15 more deaths last week.
State health officials say 26 people died from the flu in North Carolina last week, raising the death toll for 2014-2015 to 90.
Health officials in Brunswick County confirm the first flu death in the county.