Here’s a look at health and environmental news from around South Carolina.
Black cups in your neighborhood? How DHEC is tracking mosquitoes in your area
COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) – The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control says fortunately here we are having what they call a normal season. But the department did see its first case of West Nile virus earlier this month in the Pee Dee region.
South Carolina is home to at least 61 different species of mosquitoes, which can carry diseases like West Nile and Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
CDC tackles the opioid crisis in the workplace
The Centers for Disease Control, along with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, released a new guide for employers to fight the opioid epidemic.
The move was sparked by workplace overdoses on the rise.
5 Things To Know About Flu Vaccines This Year
Even though we’re in the midst of Labor Day Weekend, health experts say it’s time to start thinking about protecting you and your family from the flu.
- When You Should Get Your Shot
The CDC encourages everyone to get their flu vaccine by the end of October.