Here’s a look at health and environmental news from around South Carolina.
The teen birth rate in South Carolina continues to decline, new numbers published by the S.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy show.
Between 2015 and 2016, the teen birth rate in the state dropped by 9 percent. Last year, looking specifically at the 15- to 19-year-old cohort, an average 23.8 of every 1,000 females gave birth.
Charleston soon will mark a modern milestone: The 100th anniversary of the city’s owning its own water system.
To observe the October occasion, the Charleston Water System isn’t burying a time capsule but it has been digging one up.
SIMPSONVILLE, SC (WSPA) – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control says that one person was potentially exposed to rabies by a stray cat that tested positive for the disease.
DHEC says that two stray cats were seen fighting before one turned on the victim, who was scratched.