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Health Officials Listen for the Buzz of Insects

Health Officials Listen for the Buzz of Insects

North Carolina’s weather is finally warming. That means health officials will watch for increased mosquito activity and monitor whether..

April 22, 2016 with 1 Comment
NC State Lab Pursues Bedbug Bait

NC State Lab Pursues Bedbug Bait

If you have roaches, you can put down a small plastic trap to control their spread. But there are no such traps for bedbugs … yet. By..

March 29, 2016
When the Wild and Tame Collide

When the Wild and Tame Collide

North Carolina has a surprising number of feral pigs roaming the countryside. They might be fun to hunt, but they’re not fun for..

March 21, 2016
When the Snake Bites, the Biggest Pain Can Be in the Wallet

When the Snake Bites, the Biggest Pain Can Be in the Wallet

At a gathering of venom experts in Greenville last week, one of the debates was over the costs and benefits of anti-venom treatment. By..

March 14, 2016
Zika Virus Exposes Weaknesses in Public Health

Zika Virus Exposes Weaknesses in Public Health

Years of budget cuts to public health agencies could leave workers stretched thin and the population vulnerable. By Michael Ollove..

February 26, 2016
Human, Animal Health Experts Work Together on This Year’s Flu Prevention

Human, Animal Health Experts Work Together on This Year’s Flu Prevention

It’s the time of year when public health officials prepare for human flu. But this year’s preparations are complicated by the..

December 11, 2015
Petting Zoos Becoming a Thing of the Past at N.C. State Fair

Petting Zoos Becoming a Thing of the Past at N.C. State Fair

Some folks bemoan the disappearance of an opportunity for kids to interact with farm animals. But there may be just too much risk. By Rose..

October 20, 2015
Lyme Disease-Bearing Ticks Creeping Their Way Slowly South

Lyme Disease-Bearing Ticks Creeping Their Way Slowly South

Evidence is mounting that ticks carrying Lyme disease are spreading into North Carolina from Virginia. By Rose Hoban There are few diseases..

September 2, 2015
Top 10 N.C. Health Care Stories of 2013

Top 10 N.C. Health Care Stories of 2013

Health care in North Carolina was often the big story in 2013, from Medicaid to the Affordable Care Act to controversy surrounding North..

December 31, 2013
Bartonella is Everywhere, So Why Don’t We Know More About It?

Bartonella is Everywhere, So Why Don’t We Know More About It?

Bartonella is a bacteria transmitted by fleas, ticks, animals, even spiders, but few people know about it. New methods for diagnosing it..

December 5, 2013
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