North Carolina health officials say there were 6 new flu deaths reported in North Carolina last week - bringing the total for this influenza season to 164.
Health officials say the elderly, the very young, and people with compromised immune systems are more vulnerable to severe consequences from contracting the virus.
If you become sick and start experiencing flu-like symptoms, medical professionals say it's important to get into a doctor's office right away. Early antiviral treatment works best.
Learn more at http://www.flu.nc.gov/