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...
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...
2018 School Flu Immunization Information

2018 School Flu Immunization Information

Transylvania Public Health is partnering with Transylvania County Schools and Brevard Academy to offer flu vaccinations at your child’s public schools throughout the county. Only injectable flu shots are recommended for use this season, and FluMist will not be offered...
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...
Outbreak Investigation Ongoing

Outbreak Investigation Ongoing

Transylvania Public Health has received multiple reports of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea and are currently investigating this issue. If you have visited the emergency room or another health care provider, they should report your case to us, and you should expect a...
Beat the Flu

Beat the Flu

Worried about flu? Here are 5 ways to protect yourself: Wash hands. Use soap and warm running water. Scrub all surfaces for as long as it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice. Dry with a disposable paper towel. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer is okay if you...
Not feeling so jolly this holiday season? You’re not alone.

Not feeling so jolly this holiday season? You’re not alone.

For many people and for many reasons – including the death of a loved one, job loss, illness, loneliness, and the long, dark nights of winter – the holidays are not “the most wonderful time of the year.” Know that you’re not alone. Help...
2017 School Flu Immunization Information Now Available

2017 School Flu Immunization Information Now Available

Transylvania Public Health is partnering with Transylvania County Schools and Brevard Academy to offer flu vaccinations at your child’s public schools throughout the county. Only injectable flu shots are recommended for use this season, and FluMist will not be offered...
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