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    NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS


February is the peak of the flu season, and it is not too late to get your H1N1 flu shot.  H1N1 flu vaccine is available at your local county health department.  Also, children under age 10 who received a first dose of H1N1 vaccine need a second dose.  H1N1 vaccine is free to individuals, so get your H1N1 flu shot from your county health department right away.

Together, we can fight the flu. Call 1-888-H1N1-INFO (
1-888-4161-4636) for more information.

Influenza is unpredictable and officials do not know the likelihood of a future wave of H1N1 flu. However, vaccination is the most important step in protecting against influenza.

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skunkFannin County Environmental Health officials announced today that a skunk from the area has tested positive for rabies.

According to Shannon Bradburn of Fannin County Environmental Health, a resident on Daves Road off Highway 60 in Morganton heard his dogs yelping on the night of December 25 and he went outside to investigate. The resident saw a skunk attacking his female dog and her two puppies, so he retrieved his gun and killed the skunk.