Some North Carolina senators worried about the revival of certain communicable diseases want to do away with North Carolina's childhood vaccination exemption on religious grounds.
North Carolina's health agency is advising people to vaccinate against measles, especially since 102 people from 14 states were diagnosed with the illness last month.
Rockingham County authorities are investigating the death of a 62-year-old man whose body was found covered in dog bites.
The News & Record of Greensboro reports deputies found the body of Jose Robles at the bottom of a steep embankment on Nov. 24 in Madison, a day after his family reported him missing. The newspaper said the sheriff's office wouldn't discuss the case.
The Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune is offering free flu vaccinations for active-duty service members, retirees, veterans and their family members.
Horse owners across North Carolina are being advised to discuss their annual vaccination procedures with their veterinarians to protect their animals from mosquito-borne diseases.
North Carolina had its first child death from the flu this week and doctors say people should avoid the risk of death by getting the vaccine. Many people think the flu shot will make you sick, but doctors say that's not the case.