Guilford County Public Health Receives Multiple North Carolina Public Health Association Awards (Health Information)

Three Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Division staff were recognized with honors at the North Carolina Public Health Association (NCPHA) Annual Educational Conference, which was held September 14 – 16, 2016 in New Bern, NC. Staff persons receiving awards or recognitions were: Dr. Mark Smith, Public Health Epidemiologist Award: Watson…

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Guilford County Confirms Fourteenth Case of Animal Rabies in 2016 (Health Alert)

The Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health is alerting residents that a bat found on Juliet Place in Greensboro tested positive for the rabies virus on September 9, 2016. This is the fourteenth confirmed case of animal rabies in 2016. North Carolina law requires that all domestic pets (cats,…

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Guilford County Confirms Thirteenth Case of Animal Rabies in 2016 (Health Alert)

The Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health is alerting residents that a skunk found on Beeson Road in Kernersville tested positive for the rabies virus on September 1, 2016. There was no human exposure. This is the thirteenth confirmed case of animal rabies in 2016. North Carolina law requires…

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A Local 2016 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award Presentation (Health Information)

Guilford County has won a 2016 Achievement Award in the category of Health for their “Food Desert Storm: A Community-Based Approach to Improve Health Outcomes in Food Deserts”. The idea for Food Desert Storm program initially came from Guilford County Commissioner Raymond Trapp. The program was created by the Guilford County Department of Health and…

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Summer Tick and Mosquito Prevention (Health Information)

In North Carolina, mosquito-and tick-borne diseases are most commonly acquired from June to September. The Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Division is advising residents to “Tip and Toss” to help eliminate mosquito breeding areas and take preventive measures to reduce the likelihood of mosquito and tick bites. Tick- and mosquito-borne…

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Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services Announces Special School & College Vaccine Clinics (Health Information)

Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health would like to remind parents who have a child entering kindergarten, 7th grade or entering college as a freshman this fall that there are vaccinations required by law for school entry and attendance. The Department is making appointments now in order to help…

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