The total of flu-related deaths has reached 16 in North Carolina for the 2018-19 season, including three victims last week, state health officials reported Thursday.
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The total of flu-related deaths has reached 10 in North Carolina for the 2018-19 season, state health officials reported Thursday.
North Carolina has experienced its first confirmed flu-related death for the 2018-19 season, state health regulators said Thursday.
During grade school and middle school, I envied my friends who were snuggled in their warm, fluffy beds as they recovered from a cough, a virus or a suspicious "get out of a test" illness.
The new data provides a more comprehensive picture of last season's record-breaking flu season.
North Carolina is on pace for setting a modern-day state record for flu-related deaths after reaching the 200 threshold in the current season.
The number of flu-related deaths in North Carolina increased by 17 last week, bringing the total for the current flu season to 165, state health officials said Thursday.
This season's flu vaccine offers limited protection against the viruses sweeping the country, with its overall effectiveness of 36 percent falling to 25 percent against the most virulent and predominant strain, according to a government report released Thursday.
North Carolina experienced its deadliest week for flu-related victims in more than three years with 34 confirmed fatalities, state health officials reported Thursday.
The death total from the 2017-18 flu season has climbed sharply again, reaching 95 for the week that ended Jan. 27.