Tuesday, October 14, 2014
North Carolina Opens Ebola Information Line
by DHHS COMMUNICATIONS
OCT 14, 2014
North Carolina has opened an Ebola Public Information Line for people to call with questions or concerns about Ebola.
The information line is promoted on the DHHS Home Page, www.ncdhhs.gov. It links to the Division of Public Health’s Epidemiology Section web page with information about hemorrhagic fever (Ebola). The web page also offers links to additional resources for Ebola information.
The information line was announced Oct. 13, 2014 by Gov. Pat McCrory. It is operated through the Carolinas Poison Center. Responders at the Poison Center can provide precautionary information for people returning from or planning to travel to West Africa, answer questions about transmission of Ebola, and provide information to people who believe they may have been exposed to the disease.
Communication, training defines NC Ebola response
by Stan Chambers Jr., Candace Sweat, WRAL
Oct 13, 2014
Raleigh - Communication and training will be critical in how North Carolina contains and responds to any Ebola cases, state officials said Monday.
"I want to be 100 percent clear: There are no known or suspected cases of Ebola in North Carolina," Gov. Pat McCrory said during a media briefing outlining the state’s Ebola response efforts. "I would rather be underwhelmed than overwhelmed and not prepared."
The update comes after recently confirmed cases in Texas and Ebola scares across the country, including one in Boone last week.
Secretary Wos, parents, children promote healthy activities in walk to school
by DHHS COMMUNICATIONS
OCT 2, 2014
Secretary Wos meets children from two walking routes that converged as they approached
Harris Creek Elementary School on Oct. 9.
DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos walked with scores of children on their way to Harris Creek Elementary School in Raleigh on Oct. 9 in an event that promoted healthier alternatives to travel by car or school bus using safe pedestrian routes.
Joining Secretary Wos were Ed Johnson, N.C. Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School coordinator; Sue Lynn Ledford, Wake County Public Health Division director; Lori Rhew and Danielle Hewson, from the N.C. Division of Public Health; and Jennifer Delcourt, regional coordinator for Active Routes to School.
“I want to thank you all for walking to school today, and for bringing so many parents with you,” Wos said to an outdoor assembly of about 150 children and parents who walked with their children from nearby neighborhoods. She encouraged all to be active and engaged in finding opportunities for physical activity.
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