CHARLOTTE, NC-- 14 people in North Carolina have died from the flu so far this season. 11 of them were over the age of 65.
The number of flu deaths in South Carolina has risen to 15.
The flu is a nationwide problem. So far 40 states have seen widespread cases. Doctors warn the vaccine can't always keep you from getting sick, but will reduce symptoms.
The best way to prevent the flu is to wash your hands constantly. If you have symptoms such as fever, chills, coughing, sore throat, or body aches, it is best to stay home.
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