Legionnaires’ Disease Update (10/3/2019)

Legionnaires’ Disease Update (10/3/2019)

This afternoon, state public health officials released some preliminary findings in their ongoing investigation into the Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak associated with the NC Mountain State Fair. Based on interviews with people who visited the fair, compared to...
Legionnaires’ Disease Update

Legionnaires’ Disease Update

(UPDATED 9/27/2019) Three laboratory-confirmed cases of Legionnaire’s disease associated with the North Carolina Mountain State Fair have been identified among residents of Transylvania County. Additional possible cases are still under investigation. As of...
Come See the Strollin’ Colon!

Come See the Strollin’ Colon!

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., but this cancer is preventable with regular screenings! In honor of colorectal cancer awareness month, you are invited to attend the Colon Cancer Awareness and...
Foodborne Outbreak Tests Positive for Norovirus

Foodborne Outbreak Tests Positive for Norovirus

Transylvania Public Health has received confirmatory laboratory tests from the N.C. State Laboratory of Public Health. Of those people who were tested by their medical providers, a majority were positive for norovirus. We believe this outbreak was caused by being...
Cleaning Up After Vomiting and Diarrhea

Cleaning Up After Vomiting and Diarrhea

If you or someone in your family has experienced vomiting or diarrhea, here are some cleaning guidelines that can help prevent the spread of disease: 1. Wear gloves when cleaning any vomit or stool. Remove and dispose of gloves carefully to avoid touching outside...