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RALEIGH — Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed April as Tick and Mosquito Awareness Month in North Carolina. According to preliminary data, in 2021 there were more than 1,000 cases of tick- and mosquito-borne diseases.

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PINEHURST — Antibiotics save lives, but their overuse and misuse can put patients at unnecessary risk for preventable side effects and drug-resistant infections.

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RALEIGH — Public health officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are reporting a child died Friday after developing an illness caused by an amoeba that is naturally present in freshwater. The child became ill after swimming in a private pond on their residence in central North Carolina in early August. To protect the family’s privacy, no other identifying information will be released.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting its first case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19.

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PINEHURST — Antibiotics save lives, but their overuse and misuse can put patients at unnecessary risk for preventable allergic reactions and drug-resistant infections. 

FirstHealth of the Carolinas remains committed to the safe use of antibiotics through its system-wide antimicrobial stewardship program. 

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