Flu Claims More Lives In NC

An update on the flu in North Carolina. State health officials say last week, 613 people in North Carolina were hospitalized with flu-like illnesses, and ten people died. That brings the number of deaths attributed to the flu to 18 since September 27th.

The CDC says the swine flu strain is what's going around most right now, as opposed to the seasonal flu.


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  • by ASAP Location: Newport on Oct 23, 2009 at 09:17 AM
    Americans goto there local wefare office and sign up for health care thats it very simple and no pork just revamp the guidelines . that would be to easy a staple button would be harder. if you have insurance through a job then they could file to see if they qualify or even help pay premiums ,people are living check to check or even worse the poverty # at the welfare office needs to be updated so people can qualify ,and food for though healthy Americans can work more and keep people from getting sick.two goals one solution.
  • by The Answer is on Oct 23, 2009 at 09:15 AM
    Americans goto there local wefare office and sign up for health care thats it very simple and no pork just revamp the guidelines . that would be to easy a staple button would be harder. if you have insurance through a job then they could file to see if they qualify or even help pay premiums ,people are living check to check or even worse the poverty # at the welfare office needs to be updated so people can qualify ,and food for though healthy Americans can work more and keep people from getting sick.two goals one solution
  • by Double A Location: Greenville on Oct 22, 2009 at 03:54 PM
    This is hilarious when I read and see that people make excuses that they have to work if their child is sick cause employers wont understand or the paycheck wont be there. Have you not read or heard that if you have the flu, STAY HOME! This comes from the government and the schools so quit using your stupid excuses, be a parent suck it up and go without your nice things that your paycheck can buy for a change, and take care of yourself, family and others that you may infect. Stay home! School policy.....I think that notes have been sent home to stay home if your sick, so I am sure that your child wont be penalized for getting sick!
  • by RODOG Location: NEWPORT on Oct 22, 2009 at 02:11 PM
    WHAT IS OBAMA DOING ABOUT H1N1 DID HIS FAMILY AND HIMSELF GET THE VACCINATION PLEASE LET US KNOW THAT REAL NEW TO AMERICANS AND MYSELF .I WAS A OBAMA FAN BUT LOOSING FAITH LIKE I DID IN BUSH TO ALL YOU OBAMA FAN'S WHAT HAS HE DONE . NAME A ACCOMPLISHMENT THAT HAS BEEN FOREFILLED SINCE FEB 2009 IT SEEM TO ME IT'S LIKE HE FORGOT HE WON AND STILL RUNNING A CAMPAIN . WE NEED TO UNITY MR.OBAMA AND A BELIVE YOU GOING IN ABOUT IT IN A WRONG WAY .GIVING MONEY TO AUTO MAKERS OR BANKS DID NOT HELP ANYONE .THEN ATTACT ON ACCORN WELL THE DO HELP THE POOR IT'S SAD THEY GOT CAUGHT IN A SCANDEL BUT IF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WANT TO HIRE ME FOR GOOD IDEAS THEY WILL FIND ME DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION 1930'S THAT PREZ, DID THE SAME THING TALK TALK BUT O RESULTS HISTORY DOES REPEAT IT SELF
  • by Over this crap on Oct 22, 2009 at 01:53 PM
    You have got to be joking. This flu is not all its cracked up to be. I mean honestly, ok some people have died yes they have, but many more people die from other things. The flu has kill not to many people when you look at other things that kill people. I see no reason to panic over this flu because seriously it could be worse.
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Oct 22, 2009 at 12:31 PM
    Folks, let's not argue about which flu strain is deadlier than the other. Rather, practice good hygeine and try to stay healthy.
  • by Michelle Location: Greenville on Oct 22, 2009 at 12:09 PM
    Has anyone heard if there has been any deaths associated with the H1N1 vaccination? I have had a few people tell me that some people have died from it but as much research that I have done, I havent come up with anything?
  • by To MOM Location: Greenville on Oct 22, 2009 at 11:39 AM
    WELL MOM IT SEEMS THAT YOU DONT KNOW THE SCHOOL POLICY VERY WELL NIETHER. MICHELLE IS RIGHT....BESIDES IF YOU CALLED THE SCHOOL AND TOLD THEM THAT YOUR CHILD HAS THE SWINE FLU, DO YOU ACTUALLY THINK THAT THEY WOULD SAY "SEND THEM ON IN"???? NO THE GOVERNMENT AS WELL AS THE SCHOOLS SAYS KEEP THEM HOME. IF YOU KNEW THE SCHOOL POLICY....A DOCTORS NOTE WOULD STOP YOUR CHILD FROM REPEATING A GRADE. KEEP YOUR KID HOME, IT IS PARENTS LIKE YOU THAT BRING SICKNESS TO THE REST OF OUR KIDS.
  • by reason Location: gvl on Oct 22, 2009 at 11:31 AM
    Flu like symptoms are not always the flu, and when you die, you don't die of the flu, you die of complications brought on by the flu. H1N1 tests take so long to come back that you're over it before they can diagnose you for sure with it. H1N1 is *not* as deadly as the regular old flu, which kills many thousands EVERY YEAR. Don't buy into the hysteria.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 22, 2009 at 11:28 AM
    Mom-if a student has a doctor's excuse it won't be held against them. If a student is sick STAY HOME.
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