North Carolina health officials concerned about spike in flu-related deaths

Man Sick with Flu

The ADH said flu symptoms include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny nose, muscle or body aches and fatigue. 11 more deaths are in the process of verification as influenza-caused. Twenty-two of the flu deaths in the state have been among people age 65 or older.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the 2016-2017 flu vaccine is proving to protect about half of people immunized from getting the flu.


The eight new deaths were reported between February 5 and February 11, bringing the total to 32 deaths for the season, which began officially on October 2 previous year, according to the North Carolina Division of Public Health. Samples from the CDC evaluated across the USA matched the strain in this year's vaccine about 97 percent of the time, the release said. The good news is that the vaccines are a good match for the strains circulating this year - so health officials urge those who haven't been vaccinated to consider it.

The Department of Health Services reported Friday that there were 752 confirmed cases reported across the state last week, marking a significant increase from the 346 cases documented the previous week. If taken at the start of illness, these drugs can help decrease the severity of your illness and shorten the time you are sick. Young children, older people, and those with health conditions are most at risk.

Related News:

  • Former [Left-Wing] US Ambassadors To Israel Working To Block Friedman's Confirmation

    Former [Left-Wing] US Ambassadors To Israel Working To Block Friedman's Confirmation

    President Donald Trump's nominee for ambassador to Israel may be causing controversy in Washington . Friedman's ties to Beit El are just one of the reasons he could face a stormy confirmation hearing.
    Wenger: Arsenal can beat Bayern Munich if we do this on Wednesday

    Wenger: Arsenal can beat Bayern Munich if we do this on Wednesday

    But Wenger says hosting the second leg is an advantage. "It's a massive challenge, but we are capable of dealing with it". Defeat to Arsenal would be a black mark against Ancelotti, but chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is backing Bayern.
    Massive Cheese Recall In Progress Due To Listeria

    Massive Cheese Recall In Progress Due To Listeria

    The Sara Lee recall involves 734 cases of cheese distributed in Alabama, California, Louisiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Texas. A supplier notified Sargento that a Longhorn Colby cheese that supplied may contain a form of Listeria .
  • Burlington Coat Factory Ditches Ivanka

    Burlington Coat Factory Ditches Ivanka

    Ethics experts worry that plunging USA retail sales may feed Trump's need to expand overseas, creating new conflicts of interest. For years, Ivanka Trump has enjoyed the benefits of being a Trump while also keeping a distance from her father's realm.
    Secretary Mattis to NATO Countries: It's Time to Pay Up!

    Secretary Mattis to NATO Countries: It's Time to Pay Up!

    Flynn resigned this week under pressure over allegations he discussed USA sanctions with Russia's ambassador before taking office. Trump said he was prepared to tell those countries: "Congratulations: You will be defending yourself".
    German economy grows moderately in last quarter of 2016

    German economy grows moderately in last quarter of 2016

    The index for investors' future expectations fell by 6.2 points to 10.4 points last month, Mannheim-based ZEW said in a statement. The Current Conditions Index dropped to 76.4 this month from 77.3 in January, worse than expectations for a reading of 77.2.
  • Analysts At JP Morgan Indicated Encana Corp (NYSE:ECA) As Overweight

    Zacks Investment Research lowered Encana Corporation from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Thursday. The 52 week high Encana Corp's shares have peaked at is 13.85 whilst the 52 week low for the company's shares is 3.
    Can heading a football really cause brain damage?

    Can heading a football really cause brain damage?

    The team identified CTE pathology in four of the six brains examined, and all six also had signs of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers asked 19 footballers to head a ball 20 times as if they were heading from a powerful corner kick.
    Humana pulls out of Obamacare for 2018

    Humana pulls out of Obamacare for 2018

    Bertolini said he and Broussard could still work together despite the end of Aetna's proposed $37 billion purchase of Humana. House Speaker Paul Ryan said at a press conference that leaders are taking a "step-by-step" strategy on repeal and replace.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 codenamed Baikal

    Samsung Galaxy Note 8 codenamed Baikal

    The Galaxy Note 7 was not only a big disappointment to fans, it was also an expensive learning experience for Samsung. Lake Baikal, which is considered to be the deepest lake in the world, is situated in Russian region of Siberia.
    Retail inflation drops to multi-year low in January

    Retail inflation drops to multi-year low in January

    Companies passed on some of their higher costs and output price inflation rose to 3.5%, the highest for five years. Inflation would have been higher had prices for clothing and footwear not fallen compared to a year ago.
    Dubai to commence unmanned aerial taxi service

    Dubai to commence unmanned aerial taxi service

    Al Tayer revealed that the city plans to use an autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) produced by Chinese drone specialist Ehang. It has a seat that appears to be out of a race vehicle and destinations are chosen from the touchpad screen of the craft.


Most liked

Donald Trump Is on the Ropes
Mr Trump , who was informed the same day, had concluded that his actions did not violate any law, according to Mr Spicer. Later, when asked by CNN's Jim Acosta to clarify the statement, the president responded, "The reporting is fake".

Russian Spy Ship Spotted Patrolling Close to the US East Coast
Navy base blasted the Trump Administration over news that a Russian spy ship was just off shore. The Connecticut Congressman who represents the region of the state containing a key U.S.

Sources Say Melania Trump Is "Unhappy With How Her Life Ended Up"
An anonymous source told Us Weekly that Trump has secret service accompany Barron while she rarely leaves the apartment. Yet, another source close to the family went so far as to say that Melania is not happy with her new life.

Video shows cops using stun gun on pregnant teen
The NYPD Patrol Guide advises officers not to use stun gun weapons on children, the elderly, or obviously pregnant females. Rosario then informs officers that they are hurting her, and someone says into the camera several times, "She's pregnant".

Joliet area legislators react to Rauner's budget address
Democrats have been saying Rauner has never proposed a balanced budget - shirking his constitutional and statutory duty. Rauner also doesn't want to see a permanent state income tax increase unless there's a freeze on property taxes.

Kim Jong-Un's Brother 'Killed By Two Female Spies' In Airport
The report, citing what it called multiple government sources, said the two women hailed a cab and fled immediately afterwards. Jong Nam, estranged from the reclusive North Korean regime, was pronounced dead after being rushed to a hospital.

Crude Oil Tethered To USD53, US Inventories At Record Highs
The third quarter is also the time of year when producers in the North Sea reduce production in order to perform maintenance. Comparative inventory analysis suggests that the current ~$53 per barrel WTI oil price is at least $6 per barrel too high.

Napoli's Insigne stuns Real Madrid early, Benzema equalizes
He will get the chance to get back to scoring ways when Madrid visit Maurizio Sarri's men for the return fixture on 7 March. Real Madrid went down 1-0 after Lorenzo Insigne's stunning strike just eight minutes in caught Keylor Navas sleeping.

McMahon confirmed as SBA leader
Shulkin is already the undersecretary of the DVA and cleared the Veterans Affairs Committee with a unanimous vote. The confirmation hearings for McMahon were downright cordial compared to those of Betsy DeVos and Rex Tillerson.

Russian jets just buzzed a U.S. destroyer in the Black Sea
The US labelled the incidents unsafe and unprofessional , but the Russian Defense Ministry says no such incidents occurred. In a separate incident, two further unarmed SU-24s came to within 300 yards of the destroyer.

Williamsburg Building Has Pregnant Trump And Putin Love Photo Projected Onto It
Brendan Alper, the founder of the app, said they hoped to make people laugh. The image was captioned "Love Through Hate".

Two Bodies Found Where Girls Went Missing
He did not comment on any injuries the deceased might have suffered or even the ages of the victims. Officials launched a major search for the two girls, and have revealed two bodies have been found.

Nintendo Switch Footage Of FIFA And Dragon Quest Heroes
Simple yet effective advertisements that showcase exactly what the system is, what it's capable of and how it's used. Now Nintendo has opened up a bit more about what people can expect from the game.

Speed a possible factor in Taiwan bus crash that killed 32
At least 32 people were killed and more were taken to hospital after a tour bus crashed on a highway in Taiwan on Tuesday night. Pictures from the scene of the crash show the bus lying on its side with rescuers checking over the site for survivors.

Aetna and Humana call off their $34 billion merger
Both companies would have combined to form the second-largest health insurer in the US. This August 2011 photo shows the entrance to the Humana building, in Louisville, Ky.