2 new flu deaths reported in NC; total climbs to 22 for season

Flu Vaccine (Photo: Daniel Paquet / CC BY 2.0)

RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — North Carolina health officials announced two new flu deaths from Jan. 6 to 12. That brings the season’s total to 22 deaths.

The Department of Health and Human Services began reporting flu-related deaths on Sept. 30.

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According to health officials, flu symptoms include:

  • A 100-degree fever
  • Cough and/or sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Headaches and/or body aches
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea (most common in children)

DHHS stresses for everyone to get the flu shot and practice good hand hygiene to help stop the spread of the flu.

Officials did not provide the age or location of those who have died so far during this flu season.