DHEC

Patrick Gentry
December 05, 2018 - 1:17 pm
DHEC announced Tuesday they learned last week of a confirmed case of the mumps involving a student at both Clemson University and Tri-County Technical College. DHEC said anyone who resided in or visited wither campus between Nov. 21st and Nov. 29th may have been exposed to mumps. People who have...
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Patrick Gentry
November 09, 2018 - 12:39 pm
Environmental regulators in South Carolina want more authority to manage water use in the state. The State newspaper reported the board at the Department of Health and Environmental Control voted Thursday for new rules that would apply in seven counties that have no limit on the amount of water...
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Patrick Gentry
November 02, 2018 - 2:17 pm
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is continuing its contact investigation into a report of measles in a Spartanburg County resident and is in the process of notifying people who may have been exposed in specific settings. As part of this investigation DHEC has...
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Patrick Gentry
October 20, 2018 - 7:00 am
During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control wants to remind women of the importance of identifying breast cancer as early as possible. About 40,000 women die annually from breast cancer, according to the CDC, but survival rates are...
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Patrick Gentry
October 12, 2018 - 11:58 am
A new study shows high levels of a chemical compound in fish caught near the South Carolina coast. The Post and Courier reports a new study by the Medical University of South Carolina found elevated levels of PCBs in fish from Charleston Harbor and the Ashley and Cooper rivers. The study shows all...
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September 10, 2018 - 7:01 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. - A Greenville County individual has died from West Nile Virus, the first such occurrence in South Carolina this year. In 2018, the Department of Health and Environmental Control has confirmed seven human cases of West Nile Virus. Five of the seven confirmed human cases are from the...
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September 10, 2018 - 6:15 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Owners and operators of reservoirs statewide should check their dams and take appropriate steps to safely lower the water levels today and through the next several days in preparation for potential problems caused by heavy rainfall from Hurricane Florence, according to the S.C...
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Patrick Gentry
August 30, 2018 - 11:02 am
The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has referred one person to their health care provider for post-exposure treatment after being potentially exposed to rabies. The exposure occurred in Greenwood County by a bat that tested positive for rabies. The potential exposure occurred...
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Patrick Gentry
August 29, 2018 - 12:38 pm
The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported that three people have been referred to their health care providers for consultation after being potentially exposed to rabies in Oconee County by a cow that tested positive for the disease. The exposures occurred while the victims...
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Patrick Gentry
August 24, 2018 - 5:10 pm
The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported today that ten people have been referred to their health care providers after being potentially exposed to rabies by a cat that tested positive for the disease. The exposures occurred during routine care of a pet cat. The cat was...
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