Swine flu speading across NC

CHATHAM COUNTY There have been 29 new cases in the state within the past week.

A total of 125 North Carolinians have been diagnosed with swine flu. Forty-four of those cases are in the Triangle.

Meanwhile, Brazilian researchers have said they have discovered a new strain of the virus. But, it's not clear if it's more aggressive than the current strain.

So far, H1N1 has been mild. Health officials said they are worried it'll mutate into something more deadly.

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.

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