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Health officials investigating possible case of coronavirus in North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is investigating a possible case of infection with the newly discovered 2019 coronavirus.

First child flu death reported in North Carolina of 2019-20 season

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first flu-related child death for the 2019–2020 flu season. 

Health officials warn of measles exposure at 5 US airports

Five U.S. airports had travelers pass through with confirmed cases of measles this month, exposing an unknown number of fellow passengers to the highly infectious disease, according to health officials in those cities.
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CDC: Pet store puppies linked to outbreak of infections in humans

The Centers for Disease Control says pet store puppies may be linked to a multi-state outbreak of an infection that's resistant to multiple drugs.
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More than 2,000 in US diagnosed in vaping illness outbreak

New government figures show more than 2,000 people have been diagnosed with vaping illnesses in the still-unsolved U.S. outbreak.

3 sexually transmitted diseases hit new highs again in US

U.S. infections from three sexually transmitted diseases have risen for the fifth consecutive year.
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US vaping illness count jumps to 805, deaths rise to 12

Hundreds more Americans have been reported to have a vaping-related breathing illness, and the death toll has risen to 12, health officials said Thursday.
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Michigan moves to be 1st state to ban flavored e-cigarettes

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer moved Wednesday to make her state the first to ban flavored electronic cigarettes, accusing companies of using candy flavors and deceptive advertising to "hook children on nicotine."

People rush to refill prescriptions before Hurricane Dorian

Pharmacies were plenty busy on Tuesday with people trying to fill their prescriptions before Hurricane Dorian reaches southeastern North Carolina.

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