6 more NC flu deaths reported in the last week, 35 total for the season

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – North Carolina health officials announced six new flu deaths from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2. That brings the season’s total to 35 deaths.

The Department of Health and Human Services began reporting flu-related deaths on Sept. 30, 2018.

According to health officials, flu symptoms include:

  • A 100-degree fever
  • Cough and/or sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Headaches and/or body aches
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea (most common in children)

DHHS stresses for everyone to get the flu shot and practice good hand hygiene to help stop the spread of the flu. 

Officials did not provide the age or location of those who have died so far during this flu season.

Flu deaths for the 2017-2018 season reached more than 390.

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