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Health Department Notes Importance Of ‘Healthy Smiles’

Health Department Notes Importance Of ‘Healthy Smiles’

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...

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...

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Air Quality Update: Wednesday, November 16

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...

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Flu Shots Now Available

Flu Shots Now Available

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...

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