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RALEIGH — It is estimated there are more than 227,000 people living with viral hepatitis in North Carolina, and approximately half of people with chronic hepatitis are unaware of their infection. Long-term viral hepatitis infection raises the risk of liver cancer and end stage liver disease. Due to the high prevalence and underdiagnosis of viral hepatitis, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services recognizes May as Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19 as Hepatitis Testing Day.

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RALEIGH — Officials with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reported today that no additional positive Chronic Wasting Disease detections have been found in the 2021-2022 deer harvest since the single deer that tested positive in Yadkin County in March. 

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RALEIGH — Spring brings our lawns and gardens alive from the winter. Spring is also an excellent time to submit your soil samples to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services soil testing lab for lime and fertilizer recommendations.

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Health Department on Monday reported fewer than 50 new COVID cases over the weekend and two additional COVID-related deaths.

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ROCKINGHAM — Rapid COVID testing is once again available at the drive-thru site behind the Richmond County Health Department.

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RALEIGH — With COVID-19 cases reaching record highs last month, North Carolina laboratories reported 2,627,371 tests performed across the state during the month of January. This included 11 days with more than 100,000 tests and a one-day high of 135,031 on Jan. 12.

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ROCKINGHAM — The nearly month-long Omicron surge seems to be on the decline in Richmond County and across the country as new cases drop dramatically.

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ROCKINGHAM — With the possibility of lingering snow, the Richmond County Health Department canceled COVID testing for Saturday — after reporting more than 250 new cases and additional deaths.

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ROCKINGHAM — With the threat of inclement weather, the Richmond County Health Department announced that it would not be conducting drive-thru COVID testing on Friday.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has taken action to ensure NC Medicaid beneficiaries have access to free at-home tests for COVID-19. 

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