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ONLY ON 3: As West Nile Virus outbreak grows, Wilmington expert weighs in on reasons why

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video In the past few weeks, numbers of those who have been infected or died from West Nile Virus have soared. WWAY spoke with a local expert on infectious diseases to find out more. Full story...
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NC, feds agree on adult care homes

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North Carolina health officials and federal attorneys have reached an agreement that could move thousands of residents in adult care homes with serious mental illness into community housing. Full story...
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Bobcat killed in Brunswick Co. tests positive for rabies

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The Brunswick County Health Department says a bobcat tested positive for rabies. It's the fourth case of rabies in the county this year. Full story...
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CDC: Alarming increase seen in West Nile cases

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US health officials say there's been an alarming increase in the number of West Nile cases. So far there have been more than 1,100 cases reported through the middle of August. That's three times as many as usually seen at this point in the year. Full story...
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Whooping cough kills Forsyth County infant

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A 2-month-old from Forsyth County is the state's first victim this year of pertussis, also known as whooping cough. Full story...
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Lunch workers study how to get kids to eat healthy

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There will be more whole grains on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options. The challenge is getting children to eat them. Full story...
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Study: Teens turning to oral sex as safer alternative

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video For some families sex can be a taboo topic. But a new study suggests teens may not have the info they need about the birds and the bees. Full story...
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Community Health Center offers students free screenings, school supplies

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As the school year approaches, the New Hanover Community Health Center will offer free vaccinations, counseling, and eye exams to children ages five to 18. It all starts at 2 p.m. Full story...
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CDC to baby boomers: Get tested for hepatitis C

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The government is recommending all baby boomers get tested for hepatitis C. Anyone born from 1945 to 1965 should get a one-time blood test to see if they have the liver-destroying virus. Full story...
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Locals vigilant after NC West Nile Virus death

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video Nationwide, the number of West Nile cases is on the rise. More than 390 have been reported this year. That's the most since 2004. Full story...
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