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Published on December 15th, 2014 by Sandy Ellington @ 11:00 am

As the New Year approaches, many people are setting a goal to make 2015 the year they quit smoking or dipping.  Isn’t it great to know that there is help, provided by the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health?
For four weeks, beginning on Wednesday, January 7, 5:30-7:00 pm, the Public Health Division will offer “QuitSmart,” an evidence based, four-part tobacco use cessation class in Greensboro.
“This class is for the serious quitter,” says QuitSmart facilitator Mary Gillett, who is also the Tobacco Prevention Coordinator for Guilford County.  “If you have tried before, and relapsed, this class will help you get over the hump. It is a great atmosphere or support for the person who is ready to give this one more try.”
QuitSmart is taught in four sessions, 5:30-7:30 pm on Wednesday, January 7, 14, 21 and 28.  Participants must be present on the first session, and will be quitting together by the third session on January 21.  Those who attend all four sessions will receive a certificate of completion.
This class is offered free of charge, but you must be pre-registered to attend.   In order to register, please email mgillet@co.guilford.nc.us for details.  If you do not have an email address, call 336-641-6000 to register.




 

Published on December 9th, 2014 by Sandy Ellington @ 1:15 pm

The Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services is alerting residents that a raccoon found on Sandy Ridge Road in Colfax tested positive for the rabies virus on December 9, 2014.  This is the thirteenth confirmed case of animal rabies in 2014. The raccoon exposed two cats.
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 even in the colder weather. The best way to protect your family and your pet’s safety is to vaccinate your pets against rabies.
The public should report stray animals, animals acting strangely or exposures to sick animals to Animal Control at 641-5990 in Greensboro or 883-3224 in High Point.  People should never try to rescue sick or injured wild animals on their own.  If a person is bitten by any animal, they should wash the area immediately with soap and water, seek medical attention and report the bite to local Animal Control Officers.
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 December 2nd, 2014 by Sandy Ellington @ 3:40 pm

The Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services is alerting residents that a fox found on Ward Road in Greensboro tested positive for the rabies virus on December 2, 2014.  This is the twelfth confirmed case of animal rabies in 2014. The fox exposed two 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 even in the colder weather. The best way to protect your family and your pet’s safety is to vaccinate your pets against rabies.
The public should report stray animals, animals acting strangely or exposures to sick animals to Animal Control at 641-5990 in Greensboro or 883-3224 in High Point.  People should never try to rescue sick or injured wild animals on their own.  If a person is bitten by any animal, they should wash the area immediately with soap and water, seek medical attention and report the bite to local Animal Control Officers.
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 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

 
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