DHEC in the News: Flu, nursing homes, drone technology

Here’s a look at health and environmental news from around South Carolina.

Flu vaccine important but not only vaccine needed

The topic of seasonal flu vaccinations tends to resurface around this time of year as the weather turns colder and the days grow shorter.

While the flu shot is important, it is not the only vaccine people need to get.

Following deaths of Florida nursing home patients, Rep. Wendell Gilliard looks into local emergency preparations

After the deaths of almost a dozen nursing homes patients in Florida as Hurricane Irma knocked out power across the state, S.C. Rep. Wendell Gilliard reached out to the state agency tasked with regulating senior care facilities in South Carolina to ensure that the same doesn’t happen here.

Cameron farmer uses drone technology to detect problems in fields

Cameron farmer Drake Perrow’s roots run deep in agriculture.

He and his son, John, farm land that has been in the family since the middle 1700s.

Technology has changed over the years and the Perrows have had to change with it to remain efficient.

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