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13 people dead from flu in NC this season

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State officials say 13 people in North Carolina have died from the flu, with five deaths occurring last week. Full story...
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Duke restricts visitors as NC flu deaths reach 8

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Duke University Health Systems is restricting patient visitors because of the rising number of flu cases even as public health officials say a third person in Guilford County has died from the illness. Full story...
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Three NC deaths blamed on flu

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videoThe NC Department of Health and Human Services says three people have died after being infected with seasonal influenza. The patients were from Eastern North Carolina, the Triad region and the Charlotte area. Full story...
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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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