Several infectious illnesses result from mosquito and tick bites. The simplest way
to prevent these illnesses is to prevent mosquito and tick bites through the use of
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently issued travel advisories
to areas infected with Zika virus, including parts of the United States. There are
five important things that you should know about Zika. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis
(red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to
a week after being bitten by an infected mosquito. People usually don’t get sick enough
to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and have either traveled to an infected
area or recently had mosquito bites please visit Health Services to discuss your concerns.
Other infections that can result from a mosquito or tick bites include:
Saint Louis Encephalitis
La Crosse Encephalitis
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Educate yourself and contact Health Services if you need more information.
Health Services if following the guidance and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health.
There is a Level 2 Travel warning issued by the CDC to limit travel to Saudi Arabia,
and the neighboring countries of Iran, Iraq and Syria. For more information regarding
travel restrictions visit http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/coronavirus-saudi-arabia-qatar .
As of June 2015, there is still a Level 1 travel warning to South Korea and China.
For more information regarding travel restrictions to this area visit http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/mers-republic-of-korea
Get Vaccinated Against the Flu
Most people who get the flu are sick for a week. That's time away from classes, jobs,
friends and fun. Flue vaccine is safe and it works. So protect yourself and those
around you by getting vaccinated this season.
Health Services is offering the flu vaccine for $20.00.
Call today to schedule your appointment 828-227-7640.
Learn more about Seasonal Influenza.
Learn more about Seasonal Influenza Prevention.
As of March 29, 2016 the World Health Organization issued the following statement:
The 9th meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under
the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the Ebola virus disease
outbreak in West Africa took place on 29 March 2016. In the Committee’s view, the
Ebola situation in West Africa no longer constitutes a Public Health Emergency of
International Concern and the temporary recommendations adopted in response should
now be terminated.
Health Services will continue to follow the guidance and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organtization (WHO) and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health.