BURLINGTON: Child in Alamance Co. dies from flu - WRBL

Child in Alamance Co. dies from flu

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BURLINGTON, N.C. -

Wednesday marked the first flu-related death in Alamance County this flu season. The death occurred in a child and brings the total number of deaths to at least 28 statewide.

The child is the second to die from the flu this season. On January 13, a child that was too young to receive the vaccination died in Eastern North Carolina.

Flu activity has been widespread in North Carolina since mid-December. High levels of flu activity are expected to continue over the coming weeks, as flu season typically peaks during January and February.

There were 59 flu deaths in the flu season that ran from October 2012 to May 2012.

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