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Published on November 21st, 2014 by Sandy Ellington @ 4:52 pm

The Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services is alerting residents that a skunk found on Williard Road in Oak Ridge tested positive for the rabies virus on November 21, 2014.  This is the eleventh confirmed case of animal rabies in 2014. The skunk did not expose any humans or domestic animals.
North Carolina law requires that all domestic pets (cats, dogs and ferrets), whether living inside or outside, age four months or older be vaccinated.  Even animals that are confined in outdoor fenced areas should have current rabies vaccinations, because wild animals can get into these areas and attack your pets.
Rabies continues to circulate within our wildlife population. The best way to protect your family and your pet’s safety is to vaccinate your pets against rabies.
For more information or to schedule an educational program, please contact the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health at (336)641-7777, Guilford County Animal Control at (336) 641-5990 or visit www.guilfordhealth.org

 

Published on November 17th, 2014 by Sandy Ellington @ 9:02 am

There has never been a better time to quit smoking in North Carolina than the 2014 Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, on November 20th.   Any tobacco user who registers to quit with QuitlineNC on November 20th is eligible to receive eight weeks of free nicotine patches to help them quit for good.
QuitlineNC, North Carolina’s telephone and online quit-smoking support service, is ready to help smokers – as well as other tobacco users – take advantage of this great opportunity by working with a Quit Coach.
“The nicotine in tobacco is addictive and it can be difficult to quit,” said Mary Gillett, Tobacco Prevention Coordinator at the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Division. “The combination of coaching and nicotine replacement therapy of this special offer can be a lifeline to help more people in Guilford County quit successfully.”
A Quit Coach can help you plan to quit, offer tips and support, mail you materials, and be there for you every step of the way – whether you choose to quit for the Great American Smokeout or any time. Nicotine replacement therapy, such as the patches, can also be a big help.
“An expert Quit Coach has knowledge and tips that go way beyond the support you can get from a friend or co-worker,” said Gillett. “They can tell you about local quit smoking programs, sign you up for web coaching, and even call you back to check on your progress. And, if you register on Great American Smokeout day, they can send you eight weeks of free nicotine patches, too.”
Get your own Quit Coach and free nicotine patches on November 20th by calling 1-800-Quit-Now (1-800-784-8669) or visit www.quitlinenc.com. For service in Spanish call 1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569). QuitlineNC operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

Published on November 14th, 2014 by Sandy Ellington @ 2:48 pm

This Saturday, November 15, 2014, Guilford County Public Health Director Merle Green and other community leaders will discuss what uninsured families in Greensboro can expect to experience from the second round of enrollment in the Affordable Care Act.  This press event will be held from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at the Evans- Blount Community Health Center, 2031 Martin Luther King Drive. For more information about the event, please contact Alex Lewis at the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health at (336) 641-4102 or Mark Van Arnam of Enroll America at (704) 604-8612.

 

Published on November 12th, 2014 by Sandy Ellington @ 3:21 pm

The Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services is alerting residents that a raccoon found on Gracewood Drive in Greensboro tested positive for the rabies virus on November 12, 2014.  This is the tenth confirmed case of animal rabies in 2014. The raccoon exposed four dogs.
North Carolina law requires that all domestic pets (cats, dogs and ferrets), whether living inside or outside, age four months or older be vaccinated.  Even animals that are confined in outdoor fenced areas should have current rabies vaccinations, because wild animals can get into these areas and attack your pets.
Rabies continues to circulate within our wildlife population. The best way to protect your family and your pet’s safety is to vaccinate your pets against rabies.
For more information or to schedule an educational program, please contact the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health at (336)641-7777, Guilford County Animal Control at (336) 641-5990 or visit www.guilfordhealth.org

 
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