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New Hanover Co. Health Department now offering flu shots

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videoThe weather may still be warm, but it's time to think about getting a flu shot. To make sure you stay healthy, the New Hanover County Health Department is offering flu shots to the community. Full story...
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NHRMC ends flu-related visitor restrictions

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Due to the decrease in the level of influenza in the community, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is removing the visiting restrictions placed on children under the ages 12 and under. This change is effective immediately. Full story...
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Flu more widespread in US; eases off in some areas

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Health officials say flu is more widespread across the nation, but the number of hard-hit states has declined. Flu season started early this winter, and includes a strain that tends to make people sicker. Full story...
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Flu cases on the increase

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video The flu has hit hard and early, and the rush is on to try to prevent the spread of the virus. New Hanover County Health Department officials remind residents it is not too late to become vaccinated. Full story...
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Flu season already peaking, experts suggest vaccination

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videoIt's that time of year to get your flu shot. The experts say this year, the flu is already peaking. Full story...
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NHRMC bars young visitors to curb flu spread

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video Concerns about the spread of the flu has led New Hanover Regional Medical Center to restrict visitors ages 12 and under starting tomorrow. Full story...
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Flu in NC: Deadliest year in a decade

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North Carolina health officials say it's the worst flu season in a decade, with 12 flu-related deaths reported so far. Full story...
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Lumberton hospital restricts visitors due to flu

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A Lumberton hospital is imposing restrictions on visitors effective immediately because of an increase in reported cases of influenza. Full story...
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Duke system begins 24-hour flu vaccination blitz

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Duke University Health System hopes to vaccinate 10,000 of its workers against the flu in a 24-hour blitz that also will include staff at other area hospitals, clinics and health departments. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Health Dept. to offer flu vaccines starting Sept. 18

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It may still be summer, but flu season is just around the corner. To get ready, the New Hanover County Health Department will begin offering flu shots Tuesday, September 18. Full story...
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Brother and sister found dead in Willard, family says they died from the flu

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videoPender County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the deaths of a brother and sister from Willard. Their bodies were found off Highway 11 in Pender County Saturday evening. Full story...
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First reported child flu fatality for 2011-12 season

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North Carolina has reported its first child death from flu for the 2011-2012 flu season. A six-year old died on Feb. 4 of complications from an influenza infection. Full story...
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Feds mark NC vaccine plant ready for flu outbreak

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A North Carolina vaccine plant is ready to gear up to fight a flu pandemic should one strike the United States. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Health Dept. hosts flu shot clinic; walk-in hours start Monday

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Flu season is upon us, and flu shots are already available. The Brunswick County Health Department will hold a Flu Shot Clinic tomorrow. You can go to the Health Department on a walk-in basis Monday–Friday beginning starting next week. Full story...
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HEALTHWATCH: NC teen dies from flu; first in the state

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A 15-year old died on January 5 of complications from an influenza infection. The child had not received flu vaccine this season. Full story...
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