The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports the first case of monkeypox virus infection in a North Carolina resident, identified through testing at the State Public Health Laboratory. Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious viral illness that usually features flu-like symptoms, swollen lymph nodes, and a rash that includes bumps that initially fill with fluid before crusting over. The disease could be confused with a sexually transmitted infection such as syphilis or herpes, or with the varicella zoster virus (chickenpox). Most infections last two to four weeks.
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Tourette syndrome is a condition of the nervous system that causes people to have tics. Tics are sudden twitches, movements, or sounds that people do repeatedly, such as blinking over and over or grunting...
An eating plan that helps control your weight includes a variety of healthy foods. Adding a variety of colors to your plate is like eating a rainbow. Dark green leafy vegetables, oranges, and tomatoes—even fresh herbs—are packed with vitamins, fiber, and minerals. Adding frozen bell peppers, broccoli, or onions to casseroles and omelettes adds color and nutrients.
COVID-19 self-tests are those you can do yourself at home or anywhere else. These tests are also sometimes called "home tests" or "over-the-counter tests." Self-tests offer fast results. Self-testing is one of many options for detecting the virus that causes COVID-19 and can be more convenient than laboratory tests and point-of-care tests.
CDC is supporting the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendation to expand the eligibility of adolescents ages 12 to 15 for booster doses. The CDC now recommends that teens ages 12 to 17 receive a booster dose 5 months after the initial series of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Although the US remains focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, we also need to be aware of the flu season as winter approaches. Influenza (flu) viruses generally spread in the fall and winter, and their activity peaks between December and February. Getting vaccinated now can lower your chances of getting the flu.
On November 24, 2021, a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, B.1.1.529, was notified to the World Health Organization (WHO). This new variant was first detected in samples collected on November 11, 2021 in Botswana and on November 14, 2021 in South Africa.
The safety of COVID-19 vaccines is being monitored with the most comprehensive and comprehensive safety monitoring program in US history. CDC monitors the safety of all COVID-19 vaccines after the vaccines are licensed or approved for use, including the risk of myocarditis in children ages 5 to 11.
North Carolina, September 28, 2023.- Today, El Centro Hispano had the honor of hosting United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai for an important discussion with Latino leadership in the North Carolina Triangle area. . Ambassador Tai is a distinguished member of President Joe Biden's Cabinet and serves as a senior trade advisor, negotiator, and spokesperson for U.S. trade policy.