RALEIGH: NC flu-related deaths jump to 44 - WRBL

NC flu-related deaths jump to 44

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

The number of flu-related deaths in North Carolina jumped to 44 this week, with 11 more people dying from the virus.

Two of the 44 deaths have been children.

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.

DHHS says the flu vaccination is the most effective treatment against the flu.

The flu vaccine is widely available and protects against the strains of flu circulating this year, including H1N1, the most common flu strain so far this year.

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