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Health Officials Warn Residents of Exposure to Measles

Friday, October 11, 2019

RALEIGH — The Guilford County Health Department and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are alerting residents of a potential exposure to measles in the Greensboro area. A patient with laboratory-confirmed measles traveled through Guilford County Oct. 2–3 while infectious. 

NCDHHS Releases New Information on the Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak in WNC

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health today released an interim report and FAQ related to the investigation into the Legionnaire’s disease outbreak associated with the NC Mountain State Fair.

Health Officials Continue Investigation of Significant Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in Western NC

Friday, September 27, 2019

State and local health officials are continuing an intensive investigation into an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in people who attended the NC Mountain State Fair held Sept. 6–15 at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher, NC.

Mumps Outbreak Reported at Two Triad Area University Campuses

Friday, September 27, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging all North Carolinians to make sure they are up to date on their vaccines in light of recent mumps cases at two Triad area universities.  

NCDHHS Investigates Cases of Legionnaires' Disease

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 The Buncombe and Henderson County Health Departments, in conjunction with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, are investigating multiple cases of Legionnaires’ disease reported in individuals who attended the NC Mountain State Fair in Fletcher, NC, Sept. 6–15, 2019.

North Carolina Receives Maternal Health Innovation Grant to Strengthen Perinatal Care

Friday, September 20, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has received federal funding that will support a key goal of the state’s Early Childhood Action Plan and the Perinatal Health Strategic Plan, reducing maternal mortality. A total of $10 million was awarded through the State Maternal Health Innovation Program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.

DHHS Recommends Continued Mosquito Precautions to Prevent Illness

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

State health officials are encouraging residents and visitors to take precautions to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses this fall.

Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning During and After Hurricane Dorian

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 As North Carolinians prepare for Hurricane Dorian, officials with the North Carolina Division of Public Health caution you not to use gasoline-powered generators, outdoor grills and camp stoves in enclosed spaces.

How to Keep Wells Safe Before and After Flood

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

North Carolinians can take action to better prepare private wells for a flood ahead of Hurricane Dorian, even if you are making plans to evacuate. The Division of Public Health has issued guidance to help keep your well safe before and after a flood.

Test Results Show Highest Toxic Algae Levels Recorded in Chowan River this Year

Friday, August 16, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is urging the public to stay out of the Chowan River near Indian Creek because of an algal bloom producing the highest levels of toxin recorded this year.