242012Jan

Registration Extended for Alamance-Caswell Give Kids A Smile

Deadline to schedule an appointment moved to February 3 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2012 BURLINGTON – As a part of National Children’s Dental Access Day, the Alamance County Health Department (ACHD) and the Alamance-Caswell Dental Society will once again partner to Give Kids a Smile. The event, now in its ninth year locally, will…

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172012Jan

New Confirmed Case of Pertussis at Garrett Elementary, Suspected Case at Western Middle Now Confirmed

With increased awareness of symptoms, more cases likely to be identified in the community FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 17, 2012 BURLINGTON – The Alamance County Health Department (ACHD) is investigating a new, lab confirmed case of pertussis in a student at Audrey W. Garrett Elementary School in Mebane.  Due to confidentiality laws, the name of…

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132012Jan

Afternoon UPDATE (1/13): Suspected Pertussis Investigation at Western Alamance Middle School

Health officials advising parents to monitor text message, social media activity FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2012 BURLINGTON – The Alamance County Health Department is still investigating a suspected case of pertussis at Western Alamance Middle School. As of 4:30 P.M. Friday, health department staff have made contact with approximately 95% of affected parents and…

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112012Jan

Recent Pertussis Outbreak at B. Everett Jordan Confirms Importance of Tdap Booster for Children and Adults

Vaccine is very effective, but protection fades over time FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2012 BURLINGTON – While many county residents spent the days leading up to Christmas welcoming family and finishing last minute shopping, staff from the Alamance County Health Department (ACHD) and the Alamance-Burlington School System (ABSS) spent long days and nights, including…

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102012Jan

Alamance County Community Assessment Released

Alamance County Health Department, Healthy Alamance, Alamance Regional Medical Center, United Way of Alamance County jointly release health and social findings FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2012 BURLINGTON – The Alamance County Community Assessment was released to the public today, during a mid-morning press conference at Alamance Regional Medical Center. Every four years, Alamance County…

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92012Jan

Health Department Offers Flu Vaccine for Free to All

State and locally supplied flu vaccine now free and unrestricted for ages six months and older FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9, 2012 BURLINGTON – The grip of the flu season is starting to take hold throughout North Carolina, but it’s still not too late to protect yourself from being sidelined. Starting today, the time for…

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92012Jan

Health Department’s CenteringPregnancy® Program Receives Official Site Certification

ACHD becomes seventh designated site in North Carolina, third in Triad FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9, 2012 BURLINGTON – It’s official.  Expectant mothers in Alamance County now officially have access, closer to home, to one of the latest prenatal care options that has been proven to improve birth outcomes. The Centering Healthcare Institute (CHI), based…

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62012Jan

Health Department Confirms First Rabies Case for 2012

Puppies exposed to rabid skunk in northern part of county FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2012 BURLINGTON – The North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health in Raleigh has confirmed Alamance County’s first rabies case for the year. The health department was notified on Thursday that a skunk tested positive for rabies. The skunk entered…

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