Saturday 23 Feb 2019


Doctor Says Stay Home If You’re Sick

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — New data on the flu’s impact in North Carolina shows 20 deaths during the week that ended January 27th were related to complications with the virus, and it raises to number of flu-related fatalities to 95 since the season began in October. State epidemiologist Dr. Zack Moore tells WPTF / NCN News that hospitals, statewide, also saw the highest weekly number of cases that tested positive for the flu (1,358). So, should people stay home if they’re sick, or if they think they’re about to be sick?  Dr. Moore says, if possible, stay home if you’re showing symptoms.  Also, wash your hands and clean surfaces to avoid catching and spreading the flu.  47 of this season’s 95 deaths have come in just the last two weeks, and last week was the 3rd straight week (and the fourth in the last five) that the weekly death toll reached double digits.

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