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Ella Aluise

City & State

Flu, other respiratory illness cases rising per state dashboard

Dr. Susan Kansagra, the NCDHHS assistant secretary for public health, said at this time of year, respiratory illness cases often rise because the weather is getting colder and people are spending more time indoors. She also said the NCDHHS is keeping a close eye on metrics and emergency department visits to ensure North Carolina has the capacity to handle the winter increase. 

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