Due to a North Carolina law, all students are required to receive the Tdap & MCV vaccines before starting 7th grade or 12 years of age. Both vaccines will be offered to 6th graders school during the week of April 18. Transylvania Public Health school nurses will...
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...
Mosquito and tick bites can be more than just annoying. They can make you really sick. It's important to protect yourself, your family, and your home from the diseases they carry. Take our 2-minute survey. Click here to learn more about how to protect yourself from...
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...read more
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 people...read more
(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 Thursday,...read more
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...read more
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...read more