Pertussis at Brevard Academy

Pertussis at Brevard Academy

A student at Brevard Academy has been diagnosed with pertussis (whooping cough). Transylvania Public Health and other local health departments are working with the school to identify students who may have been exposed to this student. Parents of children who may have...
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...
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...