Press Releases

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.

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.