Press Releases

Reported Flu Deaths Climb to 110 Statewide

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Twenty flu deaths were reported in North Carolina for the week ending March 11, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. 

State Health Officials Announce First Child Flu Fatality of 2016-2017 Season

Thursday, February 2, 2017

A child in the western part of the state died Jan. 24 from complications associated with influenza infection.

Test Your Home for Radon; Kits Available While Supplies Last

Thursday, January 19, 2017

State health officials are emphasizing the importance of testing homes for radon during the month of January – National Radon Action Month. 

Flu on the Rise in North Carolina

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Influenza activity and flu-related deaths are rising in North Carolina as the peak of the 2016-17 flu season nears. 

Work Healthy Living Into New Year's Resolutions

Saturday, December 31, 2016

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.

Stay Safe and Healthy Through The Winter Season

Monday, December 26, 2016

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

State Health Officials Announce First Flu-Associated Death of the 2016-2017 Season

Thursday, October 13, 2016

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

North Carolina Recognizes World Rabies Day

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. – Today is World Rabies Day and state health officials encourage North Carolinians to be aware of rabies and take preventive measures, including vaccination of their pets according to law.

Protect from Mosquitoes after Storms

Sunday, September 4, 2016

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

Back to School Means Time to Immunize

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The beginning of a new school year is upon many in North Carolina and the Department of Human Services’ Division of Public Health reminds parents and guardians of the importance of vaccinations for school-aged children.