Orange County Health Department http://wunc.org en Health Department Mobilizes After Suspected Meningitis-Related Death http://wunc.org/post/health-department-mobilizes-after-suspected-meningitis-related-death <p></p><p></p><p>A Chapel Hill teen died suddenly on Wednesday. The Orange County Health Department suspects it was caused by a bacteria called meningococcus. It can lead to meningitis and blood infections. Both bring body aches and a rash among other symptoms.</p><p></p><p>The Chapel Hill boy only noticed symptoms a day before, but health officials estimate he was exposed to the bacteria last week.</p><p></p><p>Zack Moore is a medical epidemiologist with the state Division of Public Health.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:31:16 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 30924 at http://wunc.org Health Department Mobilizes After Suspected Meningitis-Related Death Vaccination Incentive Program Draws Fire http://wunc.org/post/vaccination-incentive-program-draws-fire <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">A vaccination incentive program for students in Orange County's school districts is drawing criticism from some parents. The county Health Department is entering students into a drawing for an iPod or laptop if they get immunized for meningitis this month. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district says it has received 19 complaints. Thu, 12 May 2011 21:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 8826 at http://wunc.org