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162014Sep

Health Department Begins Offering Appointments for 2014 Seasonal Flu Vaccination on September 22

BURLINGTON – Flu season is upon us and the Alamance County Health Department (ACHD) wants you to protect yourself and your families. Beginning Monday, September 22, the health department will begin offering seasonal flu shots to the public. This year, the health department will be providing the following vaccine options to the public (while supplies…

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32014Sep

Alamance Confirms Fifth Rabies Case in 2014

BURLINGTON – The North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health in Raleigh has confirmed Alamance County’s fifth rabies case for the year. On September 1, five dogs fought with a raccoon on Pleasant Hill Church Road in southern Alamance County near the Chatham County line. The raccoon was tested and found to be positive for…

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212014Aug

BOARD OF HEALTH NAMES STACIE TURPIN SAUNDERS AS ALAMANCE COUNTY HEALTH DIRECTOR

The Board of Health is pleased to announce that we have offered the position of Health Director to Stacie Saunders, MPH, and she has accepted. Her effective start date is Monday, August 25, 2014. This announcement completes a six month search process which reviewed applications from 76 individuals. The search committee interviewed seven highly qualified…

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182014Aug

Alamance Confirms Fourth Rabies Case in 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 18, 2014 BURLINGTON – The North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health in Raleigh has confirmed Alamance County’s fourth rabies case for the year. On August 15, three dogs fought with a raccoon on Pleasant Hill Church Road in southern Alamance County near the Chatham County line. The raccoon was tested…

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72014Aug

Alamance Confirms Third Rabies Case in 2014

BURLINGTON – The North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health in Raleigh has confirmed Alamance County’s third rabies case for the year. On August 2, a raccoon attacked two dogs on Tangle Ridge Trail in Alamance County. The owner shot the raccoon then contacted Alamance County Animal Control to pick up the raccoon. The raccoon…

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222014Jul

Alamance Confirms Second Rabies Case in 2014

BURLINGTON – The North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health in Raleigh has confirmed Alamance County’s second rabies case for the year. On July 20, a fox attacked a man on Moran Street in Burlington. The individual contacted Burlington Animal Control to pick up the fox and the fox was sent to the State Laboratory…

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252014Jun

Alamance County Health Officials Confirm Second Case of Travel-Related Chikungunya in North Carolina

Burlington, N.C. – North Carolina’s second case of chikungunya was confirmed Tuesday, June 24 in an Alamance County resident who recently traveled to the Caribbean. At the time the individual returned to NC, they were symptomatic but no longer had the virus in their blood and could not spread virus to mosquitos in the community….

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272014May

Health Department Employee Named 2014 Asthma Champion

BURLINGTON –Alamance County Health Department Health Educator Kelley Kimrey was named the 2014 Asthma Champion on May 7 by the Asthma Alliance of North Carolina. Kimrey has worked tirelessly to implement numerous asthma initiatives in area schools and the community including: – Air Quality Awareness Flag Program – Expanding the Love My Lungs campaign -…

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92014May

Alamance County Confirms First Rabies Case of 2014

BURLINGTON – The North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health in Raleigh has confirmed Alamance County’s first rabies case for 2014. On May 7th, an individual in Burlington woke up to a bat flying in their bedroom. The individual promptly vacated and closed the room then called Burlington Animal Control for assistance. The bat was…

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212014Apr

Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Dogs and Cats Planned for April 26

Rabies Vaccination Clinic for Dogs and Cats Planned for April 26                       Health officials urge residents to keep their pets up-to-date on rabies vaccinations BURLINGTON – The Alamance County Health Department will be hosting a rabies vaccination clinic on April 26 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Environmental Health Office located at 209 N….

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