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Visitor Restrictions During Flu Season

The flu & other viral illnesses are currently widespread in the community; and when sick people visit our patients, they put both our staff and our patients at risk for infection. Due to the high number of flu cases in our area, we have implemented widespread visitor restrictions throughout the entire WakeMed hospital system beginning Friday, […]

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The Flu: Myths, Prevention & Treatment

Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by Influenza A and B viruses. The flu season in the U.S. runs from October thru May every year. The rate of flu infection in the general population during the flu season typically ranges from 10-20%.  Unfortunately, the flu causes 35,000-40,000 deaths and over 200,000 hospitalizations […]

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