Press Releases

State health officials are encouraging North Carolinians to protect themselves against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as a part of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Awareness Month, observed in April.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services encourages adding healthy and smart lifestyle choices to New Year’s resolutions for the coming year.

State health officials encourage North Carolinians to take health and safety precautions during the winter months.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the state's first death from flu for the 2016-2017 flu season. 

Public health officials remind everyone to “tip and toss” outdoor water containers after this weekend’s heavy rain. 

Mosquito-borne eastern equine encephalitis has infected one human and seven horses this summer in North Carolina, state health and agricultural officials report.

State health officials continue to encourage North Carolinians to take preventive measures against mosquito bites and to stay informed of the risk of Zika virus infection before traveling to areas with local, active transmission, now including Miami, Fla.

Efforts by a national organization of public health agency peers to have a uniform set of nationwide drinking water standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency has been embraced by the North Carolina Division of Public Health.  The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials took the stand last month.

State health officials have begun to mail letters to well owners who previously received “do not drink' advisories for hexavalent chromium and vanadium informing them that those recommendations have been withdrawn and that their water is as safe to drink as most cities and towns across the state and country.

State officials continue to encourage awareness of travel recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as they pertain to Zika virus.