From ABC 11:
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday that North Carolina saw 18 new flu deaths last week, bringing the total to 253 for the season.
Since flu season started in October, North Carolina has seen death total.WakeMed reported 59 positive flu tests from January 1 to February 28.
Flu is a contagious respiratory illness, spread by a virus. Young children and the elderly are at greatest risk from flu and its complications.
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