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Alert from BCDH: Pertussis Outbreak in WNC

November 25, 2014

Henderson and Transylvania counties are dealing with outbreaks of pertussis, here are some reminders and guidelines.

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Alert from BCDH: Updated Ebola Guidance

November 25, 2014

Please see these documents providing updated guidance to North Carolina health care providers as well as non-hospital healthcare facilities regarding assessment for Ebola virus disease (EVD) and management of suspected cases.

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Alert from BCDH: Updated Ebola Guidance for Non-Hospital Settings

October 27, 2014

An update from Dr. Mullendore on the guidance to NC health care providers in non-hospital facilities regarding assessment for Ebola virus disease (EVD) and initial management of suspected cases.

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Ebola Fact Sheet

October 23, 2014

What do you need to know about Ebola?

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Alert from HCDPH: Ebola Assessment for Practices

October 20, 2014

The key partners within the healthcare community of Henderson County met to discuss Ebola preparedness and to coordinate response plans.

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Alert from BCDH: Updates on Flu, EV-D68 and Pertussis

October 15, 2014

Although Ebola is on everyone’s mind, I wanted to update you on current recommendations and surveillance regarding some respiratory illnesses that we are seeing or expect to be seeing soon in our community.

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Alert from BCDH: Updated Ebola Guidance for NC Providers

October 14, 2014

Due to the first diagnosed case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the US, the NC Division of Public Health (NC DPH) is pushing out updated guidance for medical providers and reminding providers of their critical role in identifying and isolating suspected cases.

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Buncombe County HHS Partners with MAHEC to Improve Community Health Outcomes

October 10, 2014

A new model to improve Buncombe County’s community health outcomes is being developed to bridge the gap between clinical behavior change efforts and community-wide efforts at improving population health through a partnership between Buncombe County Health & Human Services (BCHHS) and MAHEC.

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Alert from BCDH: Report Cases of Acute Neurologic Illness with Focal Limb Weakness of Unknown Etiology in Children

September 30, 2014

The CDC is working with medical and public health professionals in Colorado to investigate a cluster of 9 children hospitalized with acute neurologic illness of undetermined etiology.

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Alert from Buncombe County Dept. of Health: Enterovirus D68 Confirmed in NC

September 24, 2014

Earlier this week, the NC DHHS confirmed the presence of enterovirus-D68 in NC.  Because there is no vaccine or specific treatment for EV-D68, the message continues to be that preventive measures are the most important thing for all of us to do to protect against EV-D68 and other respiratory illnesses.

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Alert for Providers: Memo on Enterovirus D68

September 19, 2014

With the start of the school year and the approach of fall, we do expect to see increases in visits to health care providers for a wide variety of respiratory illnesses, including influenza. Providers should be aware of EV-D68 as one of many causes of respiratory illness.

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Alert from Buncombe County Dept. of Health: Severe respiratory illness from Enterovirus-68

September 8, 2014

Read this alert from Dr. Jennifer Mullendore with the Buncombe County Department of Health.

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Health Alert about Ebola Guidance for NC Providers

August 19, 2014

Buncombe County Health and Human Services Medical Director, Jennifer Mullendore, MD, MSPH, shares a Health Alert about updated Ebola guidance for NC Providers and laboratories.

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A Reminder of Depression’s Deadly Possibilities

August 18, 2014

Read the guest column by Steve Buie, MD, Psychiatrist, posted in the Asheville Citizen-Times. 

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Buncombe County Health & Human Services Partners with MAHEC to Improve Community Health Outcomes

July 2, 2014

A new model is being developed to improve Buncombe County’s community health outcomes.

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