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A serious spike in the number of flu-related deaths in North Carolina over the past week has health officials concerned.

Eight people in NC died from the flu last week. A total of 32 people have died from the flu in North Carolina this season, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services.

Read more at: ABC11

Here are four things the CDC says can keep you from getting the flu:

    • Get a flu shot

 

    • Try to avoid close contact with sick people

 

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water

 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. That’s how germs spread.

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