The annoucement came the same day Johnston County announced four confirmed cases of novel H1N1 influenza in one adult and three children in the area.
Officials have not released any other details about the any of cases at this time.
There are now 61 confirmed cases in North Carolina.
Health experts have some tips to help slow the spread of the disease:
· Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub
· Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
· Avoid close contact with those who are sick
· Stay at home if you are sick
Influenza-like symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea or vomiting associated with this virus.