NDDOH: State has widespread flu activity

Flu deaths increasing in North Carolina

Flu deaths increasing in North Carolina

The State, particularly Perth, has experienced higher than average flu cases this year, with 390 laboratory-confirmed cases for January - nearly double the number for the same month in the previous two years.

"Flu season typically doesn't peak until February or March, so we're certainly seeing lots of flu now and expect to continue to do so", Kelso said. More than 200 people have been hospitalized for the flu.

This flu season started weeks earlier than expected.

East Tennessee has a higher percentage of influenza-like illness compared to other regions across the state. And although a cold can be a nuisance, you usually feel much worse with the flu.

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Public health officials are reporting three more flu-related deaths in DE, bringing the total for the current flu season to eight.

The most recent data, from January 19, shows there have been more than 1,200 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza in DE this season- although officials note there are likely more untested cases circulating statewide.

Two more children have died in connection with the flu as activity picked up in the USA last week, according to an update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"Routine seasonal influenza vaccination is not being recommended at the present time".

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