More Swine Flu Deaths In NC

The swine flu continues to claim live here in North Carolina.

The State Health Department says two people have died from the H1N1 virus in the past week. Eleven people have died in the state since the outbreak began in the spring. In addition to two swine flu deaths in the past seven days, 19 more people have been hospitalized. State Health Departments are no longer reporting every single swine flu case, just hospitalizations and deaths.

We are still a few weeks away from anyone being able to get the vaccine. Health officials recommend people get the seasonal flu vaccine in the meantime, and continue to wash your hands frequently.

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  • by beaufortcountymom Location: Beaufort County on Sep 22, 2009 at 06:02 PM
    I think parents of children in Beaufort County Schools should be told when there are students from those schools that have the H1N1 virus.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 18, 2009 at 08:48 AM
    They need to close schools until this mess subsides this is not funny spreading germs that kill, does anyone else see this or is it just me, I have two kids in school and this is scary. By law can I keep them home until this is just about over, I know school is important, but it is not more important than my children's lives period.
  • by rex Location: belhaven on Sep 18, 2009 at 08:43 AM
    It is A shame that people mustget sick or die befor schools will do anything!There is A spray that can be using one time that will kill& keeping killingall these germs @Belhaven Medical Supply.It's all about $$
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Sep 18, 2009 at 03:19 AM
    All these people posting about flu in the Beaufort County schools yet not a name nor a school name, and everyone is so concerned about which school. hhmmm. Sounds fishy.
  • by Maxx Location: Raleigh on Sep 18, 2009 at 02:54 AM
    MRSA is going around too. Its a bigger killer than H1N1, but the media doesnt cover it. wonder why?
  • by pirate Location: ecu on Sep 17, 2009 at 07:33 PM
    It's going around ECU as well.
  • by concerned Location: Bath on Sep 17, 2009 at 07:28 PM
    which Beaufor County schools is it in??? We have had no news of it that I have heard. Please enlighten us.
  • by Dar Location: Wilmar on Sep 17, 2009 at 03:49 PM
    To me: I am so glad that your girls are doing so much better. We parents should be upset when other STUPID parents send their kids to school sick. This week a child came to a local primary school with a temp of 102. She sent the son to school with the intent the father would pick him up after lunch for doctor visit. This should be unacceptable in all schools. The child was not place in another room away from other children but was placed near the main walkway. Whether this child had the reg. flu, swine flu or whatever is not the point and no one at that time knew what was the cause of the illness. The school systems needs to be more pro-active.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 17, 2009 at 03:11 PM
    It is also in Martin County.....We have seen several cases.
  • by me Location: washington on Sep 17, 2009 at 12:17 PM
    both of my girls had it but thank god they didnt get to bad off! but yes it is in beaufort county schools!
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