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NC health director reports 3rd meningitis case

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North Carolina's health director says a third person is hospitalized for fungal meningitis apparently contracted from a tainted steroid injection. Full story...
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20th case of rabies reported in New Hanover County

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New Hanover County Animal Services says the 20th case of rabies this year has been confirmed in the county. Yesterday, Animal Services was called to pick up a fox that was killed by a family dog. Full story...
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Fair taking extra precautions against E. Coli

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video Nearly 100 people got sick, and a two-year-old died, from E. Coli health official believe they got at the Cleveland County Fair earlier this month. Now our tri-county fair is stepping up its game to protect visitors. Full story...
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Officials: NC infant mortality rate edges higher

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Health officials say North Carolina's infant mortality rate rose slightly in 2011, one year after the state registered its lowest rate ever. Full story...
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E. coli at NC county fair like 2011 State Fair bug

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State health officials say the strain of E. coli bacteria that caused a fatal outbreak at the Cleveland County Fair is similar to the bug that sickened two dozen visitors to last year's state fair. Full story...
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