Press Releases

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging all North Carolinians to be aware of the risk of Zika virus infection before traveling to Central America, South America or the Caribbean.

Today is World AIDS Day, which renews opportunities for health service agencies to work actively and collaboratively with partners to raise awareness about HIV and move closer to an AIDS-free generation. 

Health officials from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health encourage residents and visitors to take precautions to prevent mosquito-borne illness following a death from West Nile virus infection. 

Viral hepatitis affects as many as 400 million people worldwide, contributing to nearly 4,000 deaths each day.  In North Carolina, an estimated 160,000 people are infected with hepatitis C and most are unaware of their infection. 

Because temperatures are reaching dangerous highs this time of year, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health is encouraging people with diabetes to take extra precaution to maintain healthy blood glucose levels.

North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS) State Cancer Registry is being recognized by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a Registry of Excellence for collecting complete, timely and high quality data for the 2012 diagnosis year.

Warm weather picnics and cookouts can produce opportunities for food-borne illness if safe food-handling practices are not closely observed, state health officials caution.