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...
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...
(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,...
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
Transylvania Public Health and several partner agencies will be conducting a full-scale public health emergency preparedness exercise at the Transylvania County Parks and Recreation Activities Center on Wednesday, Feb. 24. (This exercise was originally planned for...read more
Despite the winter weather of the past week, it’s time to begin thinking about spring and summer travel plans—and ways to stay healthy and safe while traveling. One important step is to review travel alerts issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...read more
UPDATE: Based on the winter weather forecast for the coming days, the full-scale public health emergency preparedness exercise will be rescheduled for February 24. This decision is intended to keep everyone safe and prevent over-extending critical staff in the event...read more