North Carolina has its first flu death of the 2021-22 influenza season

December 15, 2021   |   Tags: ,
One person has died in North Carolina due to influenza complications, the state’s first reported flu-related death of the 2021-22 flu season. The person, an adult in western North Carolina, died during the second week of December, state Department of Health and Human Services officials said Tuesday. The person tested positive for influenza and negative for COVID-19, according to the state. “This is a sad reminder that flu can be a serious illness and can lead to complications and even death in some cases,” State Epidemiologist Dr. Zack Moore said in a statement. “With flu cases increasing and the ongoing...


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