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5 more flu-related deaths reported in NC

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

Five more people in North Carolina have died from the flu, bringing the total number of flu-related deaths to 21.

Out of the 21 deaths, 12 have been in adults ages 25 to 49. The last 13 deaths have occurred in the last two weeks. The Associated Press said two deaths have been reported in persons over 65.

Last week, hospitals in and around the Triangle began restricting visitors with respiratory symptoms from visiting patients.

Flu season typically peaks during January and February. Complications can be particularly dangerous for high risk groups including infants under 2, pregnant women, and people with conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease.

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