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New Hanover County hotbed for flu

The flu season in North Carolina started on October first and there has already been three deaths in North Carolina. Two were from the eastern part of the state. The other is not known.
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Third person dies from flu in North Carolina

State health officials say the victim was 65 or older. Last flu season, 219 people died from the flu in North Carolina. This was the most since 2008.
2 weeks ago
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Flu kills 2 people in NC, marking first deaths of the season

Two people died in North Carolina due to complications from flu-related infections in October, marking the first flu-related deaths of the 2017-18 season.
2 years ago
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Rabies clinics to be held in Brunswick County

The Brunswick County Sheriff's Animal Protective Services and Brunswick County Health Department are hosting rabies clinics across the county Saturday, April 16.
2 years ago
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EU drug regulator starts safety review of HPV vaccines

The European Medicines Agency says it has started a review of cervical cancer vaccines to see if they are linked to two rare conditions, but emphasized it hasn't changed its recommendations for how the shots should be used.
Flu cases on the increase
5 years ago
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Flu cases on the increase

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.
CDC seeks input on meningitis vaccine for infants
6 years ago
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CDC seeks input on meningitis vaccine for infants

Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are hearing from parents, health care providers and others in New Hampshire as it starts exploring whether infants should be vaccinated against meningitis, a rare but potentially deadly infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
Law requires all sixth graders receive vaccine
8 years ago
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Law requires all sixth graders receive vaccine

Attention parents: State law requires students entering sixth grade in public schools receive a dose of Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis vaccine (TDaP) if it has been five years since their last dose of tetanus-containing vaccine.