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5 more flu-related deaths reported in NC, total at 27

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

Five more people have died in North Carolina from the flu, bringing the total flu-related deaths to 27.

The Department of Health and Human Services announced the first child death earlier this week. The infant was too young to receive a vaccination, DHHS said.

There were 59 flu deaths in the flu season that ran from October 2012 to May 2013.

Flu activity has been widespread in North Carolina since mid-December. High levels of flu activity are expected to continue over the coming weeks, as flu season typically peaks during January and February.

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