2nd flu-related death reported in NC

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A second person in North Carolina has died from the flu, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

The most recent death was reported from the period from Nov. 3-9. The first death occurred in the first week of October, officials said.

The current flu season runs through May 16, 2020, the DHHS said.

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During the 2018-19 flu season, 208 flu deaths were reported in North Carolina, down from 391 deaths during the 2017-18 flu season.

Of those 208 deaths, 133 were people age 65 and older and five were under the age of 18.

The CDC recommends vaccination against the flu for everyone 6 months and older with any licensed, age-appropriate flu vaccine.

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