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Risk of exposure to Chagas disease
in NC remains low

Triatomine bugs (also called reduviid bugs, "kissing" bugs, assassin bugs, cone-nosed bugs, and blood suckers) are found in NC and throughout the Southern US. However, the risk of exposure to Chagas disease in NC remains extremely low. In addition, there are many more common insects in North Carolina that are often mistaken for triatomine bugs.

Flu vaccine offered to public by walk-in

The Department of Public Health is offering flu vaccine by walk-in in the Immunization Clinic. No appointments are needed. For hours and more information, visit Questions? Talk to one of our Immunization Nurses at (828) 694-6015.

Parenting ABC's — Infant Care Classes

Moms, build your skills in caring for your infant.
FREE classes are held the first and third Monday
of each month from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the health department. Caregivers welcome too. Call 694-6066 to register.

Read more about the classes in the November
Public Health Column.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)

What is Avian Influenza? Check the current status of HPAI in NC. Fall ban on live bird shows and sales is in effect Aug. 15, 2015 to Jan. 15, 2016.

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Find help or a community service by dialing 2-1-1 any time 24 hours a day, 365 days.This call is free, confidential and available in any language.

Call Smoky Mountain LME/MCO at 1-800-849-6127 for services and support for mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

QuitlineNC is for North Carolinians ready to quit smoking. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-800-784-8669. QuitlineNC operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For service in Spanish call 1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569).

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Last updated November 30, 2015