No flu-associated deaths have been reported in North Carolina since the end of last flu season, according to the latest Influenza Summary from the state Division of Public Health (DPH). Flu activity across the state was sporadic for the week ending December 3, 2011, with none of the 20 samples submitted to the state Laboratory of Public Health testing positive for influenza. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that influenza activity in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere remains at low levels, with sporadic influenza activity reported in Canada and some European countries.
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North Carolina: http://www.flu.nc.gov