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Guilford County reports 3rd flu death

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Public health officials say a third person in Guilford County has died from the flu.

The Department of Health and Human Services says that brings the total number of flu deaths across North Carolina so far this season to seven.

Officials say the deaths vary in age groups, but no one 24 years old or younger has died from the flu this season. North Carolina’s first three flu deaths this season were reported in early December.

Flu season typically peaks during January and February. Complications from flu can be particularly dangerous for high risk groups including infants under 2, pregnant women, and people with conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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