North Carolina Swine Flu Update

We have the latest details from the states about the H1N1 virus, it is still claiming lives in North Carolina.

The State Health Department says another person died from the swine flu in the last week. That brings the total number of North Carolinians the illness has killed to 12. A child was one of the casualties in September.

We will keep you posted on when the local health departments receive the swine flu vaccine in the next week or two. In the meantime, health officials say, wash your hands often.


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  • by Banks School Mom Location: Lenoir County on Oct 2, 2009 at 01:12 PM
    Hey my kid comes home from school and says she has a bad sore throat. I checked her temp and it's 100.5. I did call her Dr that said just to watch her. I am terrified! Plus I have an 8 month old baby.
  • by Carol Location: NC on Oct 1, 2009 at 12:54 PM
    I am recovering from the Flu like Wolfgang. #1 Public Health I am sorry to differ with you. I called my Dr. I sad I feel sick I have the chills. He said" Please do not wait get in my office today. If it is the Flu and for the Flu to worsen, then it gets much,much harder to get rid of the virus. Yes it was the Flu. At the first simpoms get to your Doctor right away. I was also prescribed Temiflu & Tylenol to reduce my fever. This is not something to wait and see. It has killed 12 all ready don't be 13 get to your Doctor right away if you feel sick.
  • by #1Public Health Location: Greenville on Oct 1, 2009 at 10:18 AM
    To Mom...99% of the cases of flu that has affected our population at this point is related to the Novel H1N1 Influenza. The seasonal flu is still slightly early and does not peak until late winter/Early spring. Follow the recommendations of the CDC and State Public Health....cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing, tylenol or motrin for fever and aches, avoid going to the emergency department or doctors offices unless symptoms worsen. Drink plenty of water, maintain a social distance of 6 feet at all times, rest and keep away from school or work until your fever has subsided for 24 hrs WITHOUT fever controlling medicines.
  • by mom Location: farmville on Oct 1, 2009 at 07:58 AM
    i dont understand why noone has reported about the SEASONAL FLU already going around!! i've been told by my friends that it is going around the school systems..esp. the farmville schools, heard half the 4th graders have been out the past 2 weeks due to the seasonal flu....can we get a report on that
  • by Anonymous on Oct 1, 2009 at 05:57 AM
    My prayers go out to the families that have lost anyone to death regardless of the cause. How about how many people die in NC everyday from septis and MRSA that they get in hospitals and nursing homes? How about reporting every death broken down by cause. Your stories make it sound that people are only dying from complications swine flu and that there are no other causes.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Oct 1, 2009 at 05:36 AM
    Tamiflu - I hope this might help somebody. It might have saved my life. My experience with the flu. On Sunday morning I started to get the chills. Then my eys got tired. It was still morning but I went back to bed. I could not get warm. Then extreme tireness set in I could not stay awake ,and I just got up from a very good sleep. The chilles got worse I put a heating pad on my chest. I went back to sleep. About 4-5 hours later I woke up because of a cough. Now my lungs were filling up with fliud. I got scared then. This is not a cold. Now It got bad I had real problems breathing plus leg & a back ache set in we are only talking about 8 - 10 hours. Had had no apitite at all and I eat well. Only once did I think I was going to vomit but I did not. I could not stay wake ,but I had to sleep in a chair so the fluid would not fill my lungs. I got to Chocowinity Family Medical Monday my cough was out of control. Yes I got the flu they prescribed Tamiflu. I am recovering now. Get to you Dr.
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