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Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Guilford County Department of Public Health is initiating a web log (blog) for the purpose of educating the public on seasonal and H1N1 flu during this flu season.  The author of the blog is Dr. Ward Robinson, Medical Director for the Department.  The blog can be found at www.askguilfordhealth.com (more…)

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Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Guilford County Department of Public Health and North Carolina State University (NCSU) are collaborating on a new project that may help to reduce animal rabies in Guilford County.  NCSU researchers have developed a survey to assess the public’s knowledge of rabies and the rabies pet vaccination status in Guilford County. This survey will be administered door-to-door by NCSU students in several neighborhoods in Guilford County during the month of November.  The survey is expected to take about 15 minutes to complete and will aid the Department of Public Health in designing a low cost animal rabies vaccination program.  Information collected will be strictly confidential.  The survey will be available in both English and Spanish.  “If you are asked to complete the survey, please do so,” requests Merle Green, Health Director. “We want to design a program to meet the needs of our residents while protecting our cherished pets.”
In 2006, Guilford County led the State with 37 cases of animal rabies.  To date, 9 cases of rabies have been recorded during 2009.

For more information on this survey, contact Dr. Maria B. Palamar at NCSU at (919) 412-0406 or maria_palamar@ncsu.edu

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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Guilford County Department of Public Health and Guilford County Sheriff’s Department held a Medication Take Back event on Friday, October 16 in Greensboro and High Point.  Residents were able to bring unneeded or expired prescription and over the counter medications to Health Department locations for safe disposal.  Seventy-two individuals turned in over 1100 containers of medications, including over 25,000 tablets and capsules.  All items were catalogued and will be destroyed under the supervision of the Sheriff’s Department. (more…)

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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

The Guilford County Department of Public Health is alerting residents that a fox found on North Beech Lane in Greensboro tested positive for the rabies virus.  (more…)

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