RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – North Carolina health officials announced 16 new flu-related deaths for the past week with a total of 52 deaths for the season.
The Department of Health and Human Services says the best way to prevent the flu is to get the flu shot.
- Vaccination is still the best protection available
- Wash your hands
- Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
- If you are sick, stay home from work and keep your kids home from school if they are sick so it does not spread
- If you do become sick with the flu, there are antiviral medications you can speak about with your doctor
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