Press Releases

NC is Prepared for Zika Virus, Risk of Local Virus-carrying Mosquitoes Low

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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.

Statement on U.S. National Whitewater Center

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

As part of ongoing consultation between the Department of Health and Human Services' Division of Public Health, Mecklenburg County health officials and other experts concerning the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, state health officials have reviewed and provided input on the revised operation and monitoring plans for re-opening the facility to the public. We believe these plans establish a well-reasoned approach to protecting the public’s health. We will continue to assist local public health officials as they monitor and evaluate facility operations.

Health Officials Investigate Amebic Infection

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Mecklenburg County and North Carolina state health officials received notification from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the June 19 death of an Ohio resident who recently visited North Carolina is suspected to be from an ameba that is naturally present in warm lakes during the summer.

Health Officials Encourage Caution as Temperatures Rise

Friday, June 10, 2016

As North Carolina approaches summer, health officials with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are urging citizens to take extra precautions against heat-related illnesses.

N.C. Division of Public Health supports call for EPA to develop nationwide safe water standards

Friday, April 1, 2016

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.

Syphilis, Ocular Syphilis on the Rise in North Carolina

Friday, March 18, 2016

Health Officials Urge Regular Screening, Early Treatment

State Health Officials Encourage Ongoing Awareness of Travel Recommendations

Friday, March 4, 2016

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

First Travel-Related Case of Zika Virus Confirmed in North Carolina

Friday, February 19, 2016

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced the first case of Zika virus infection in a North Carolina resident.

State Health Officials Urge Awareness of Zika Virus, Travel Recommendations

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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.

ICYMI: Get Ready for Flu Season

Monday, December 14, 2015

This year’s flu season seems to be getting a slow start, say state health officials, so people still have time to get their flu shots and develop immunity before the chorus of coughs and sneezes catches up with you.