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85 dead as 3 more flu-related deaths confirmed in NC

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RALEIGH, N.C. - A total of 85 people have died from the flu in North Carolina since the flu season began in October 2013.

There were three new deaths were reported in the week beginning Feb. 23 and ending March 1. The State Department of Health and Human Services says adults ages 25 to 49 account for 31 of the deaths, followed by 30 deaths among people ages 50 to 64.

Nineteen people 65 or older have died of the flu. The flu has also killed three children four and under, including one infant, and two children between the ages 5 and 17.

Last year, 59 people died from flu-related symptoms during the six-month flu season that runs from early October to mid-May. Adults ages 65 or older accounted for 36 of the 59 deaths in 2012-13.

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