More Flu Deaths Reported in NC Last Week

More Flu Deaths Reported in NC Last Week

According to the county's flu surveillance report, flu-related deaths have been declining each year since the 2013-14 season, when 55 were reported.

Despite the relatively mild winter, the flu has been an issue across the state, with the Ohio Department of Health reporting 742 new confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations in the last week, up from the 576 new hospitalizations reported the week before.

A statement from county's public health system said it wouldn't release any additional information.

More than 25,000 flu shots were administered by Lambton Public Health, health-care providers and pharmacies during the last flu season from November 2015 to April 2016.

The health department says even if you've already had the flu this season the strain is often different at the end of the season so you're still at risk.


There was a decrease in the number of hospitalizations in the last week; 105 people were hospitalized with the flu virus between February 22 and 28. No pediatric deaths have been reported this season.

The other outbreaks were in nursing homes, she said. Signs to watch for include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, chills and fatigue.

The New Mexico Department of Health says flu season cases are widespread and they think it's just getting started.

Health officials say that it is not too late to get your flu shot this season.

Also, if you feel ill, stay home and go to a physician right away if symptoms persist. Flu activity is especially severe now in the South, some Midwestern areas and in the East, particularly Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and CT.

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