Flu decreasing, but still hanging around the Wilmington area

Cases of the flu are decreasing, but the season still has a few months to go.

Even with spring on the horizon, flu is still widespread in North Carolina and taking a toll on the elderly. First, the good news. Flu cases have dropped, according to the North Carolina Weekly Influenza Surveillance Summary released Thursday, March 16, by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Statewide, there were 501 cases […]

Flu season ramps up, illness-related school absences increasing

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Tis the season for infection being spread, resulting in fever, chills and body aches — all symptoms of influenza. As the flu season continues, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has reported a spike over the last few weeks in the percentage of outpatient visits with flu-like illnesses. […]

With more cases of the flu being reported, New Hanover Regional Medical Center clamps down on visitors

The hospital suggest that those with flu symptoms consider calling, using FaceTime or Skype, or sending notes or cards to patients, rather than visiting.

New Hanover Regional Medical Center. File photo.

WILMINGTON — New Hanover Regional Medical Center on Monday announced a series of restrictions on visitors as more cases of the flu are reported throughout the region. The restrictions, according to a press release, are meant to limit the spread of the flu in hospital facilities. Those with flu symptoms are asked not to visit […]