Friday, December 28, 2012

N.C. has worst flu season in decade; 14 dead so far

Fri Dec 28, 2012 By Venita Jenkins Staff writer North Carolina is seeing its highest number of flu cases in a decade, including 14 deaths so far this season, state health officials say. Eleven of the deaths were people older than 65, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services. "It is very unusual for us to see this many deaths so early in the flu season," state Health Director Laura Gerald said in a statement. "This year's vaccine is well-matched to the strains of flu we are seeing in North Carolina, so we strongly recommend that anyone over 6 months old be vaccinated." Continued:

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