Flu deaths increasing in North Carolina

Flu deaths increasing in North Carolina

The agency estimates that up to 11.7 million people had gotten sick with the flu from October through January 26, with roughly half that total visiting a doctor.

The department said Friday, Feb. 1, it isn't too late to get the flu shot, and anyone 6 months or older should be vaccinated.

But some workplaces have been reporting an unseasonal spate of staff calling in sick with flu-like illnesses, after a relatively mild season last winter.

Influenza kills tens of people across the country every year, mainly people with additional health conditions.

British skier among dead after avalanche in Italian Alps
They are thought to have been skiing off-piste in an area known as the Spanish Couloir when they were hit by an avalanche. A series of avalanches in the Alps over the weekend killed at least 10 people, emergency services and media reported.

According to KEELPNO, younger people are now more prone to come down with a case of influenza.

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

But there was little point in people who missed last year's flu vaccine rushing out to have it now. So far this season there have been 22 pediatric deaths reported in the United States, she said.

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