To give a child a healthy start in life, it's important to take care of his or her teeth and gums. Dental health is a big part of total health. The Healthy Smiles Dental Project at Transylvania Public Health is playing an important part in helping establish healthy...
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...
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...
Follow these public health recommendations to protect your health from wildfire smoke. The air quality forecast for Wednesday, November 16, in Transylvania County is Code Orange, or “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.” Children, older adults, active people, and those...read more
The forecast for Monday, November 14, 2016, calls for Code Red or “Unhealthy” conditions in the far southwestern part of North Carolina, including Transylvania County. This poses a health risk for all people, with a higher risk for children, older adults, and those...read more
Transylvania County is working to support the physical, emotional, and social well-being of all its residents. One part of this is ensuring that people know when and how to access mental health care for themselves and their loved ones. “Access & Answers: A...read more
FOR EVERYONE: Transylvania Public Health is now offering flu shots for 2016-2017. The flu can be serious, especially in young children and older adults. It can cause fever, headache, extreme tiredness and body aches. Flu is very contagious and people can be sick for a...read more
Transylvania Public Health received a $2,500 grant from the Delta Dental Foundation to support its Healthy Smiles dental program for children in Transylvania County. The Healthy Smiles dental hygienist provides age-appropriate dental health education, screenings for...read more