State health officials report 2 adults die of flu in North Carolina, raising death toll to 4

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RALEIGH, North Carolina — State health officials say two adults have died from the flu in North Carolina, raising the state death toll during the flu season to four.

The state Department of Health and Human Services reports the latest deaths involved one adult between the ages of 25 and 49, and another adult aged 65 and older.

The previous deaths involved children between the ages of 5 and 17.

Health officials encourage people to protect themselves and their loved ones by getting a flu vaccination. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months and older receive a flu vaccine, currently available as a nasal spray or a shot.

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