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Horses should be vaccinated to prevent infection with Eastern Equine Encephalitis, says State Veterinarian Boyd Parr.
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Deadly Mosquito-Borne Horse Disease Reported In Berkeley County

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–A serious horse disease carried by mosquitos has spread to Berkeley County, making it essential that horse owners have their animals vaccinated, according to officials with Clemson University Livestock-Poultry Health. Recent cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have moved beyond the coast to the Midlands and the Upstate, said State Veterinarian and Livestock-Poultry Health Director Boyd Parr. “One […]

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Summerville Medical Center Launches $53 Million Expansion

Summerville Medical Center will break ground this winter on expansions and renovations that will invest more than $53 million into the hospital by early 2019. Located in Summerville, the hospital is at the center of Charleston’s growth zone that is seeing rapid expansion with families and businesses moving in. The expansion is designed to improve access to the highest quality […]

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Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus In Goose Creek

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–According to Joint Base Charleston officials, mosquitoes recently captured at the Charleston Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek have tested positive for the West Nile virus. The tests on the mosquitoes were performed at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine in Ohio. The only way to get the virus is from the bite of an infected mosquito. At this time, […]

Histopathology of amebic meningoencephalitis due to Naegleria fowleri. Direct fluorescent antibody stain. (Via Wikimedia Commons)
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CDC Confirms Rare Brain Infection In S.C. Resident

Lab tests have confirmed that a South Carolina resident has contracted an extremely rare infection of the brain, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced Tuesday. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed for us today that this individual was exposed to the organism Naegleria fowleri,” said Linda Bell, M.D. and state epidemiologist. “The exposure […]

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Roper St. Francis Rehab Patients Participate In Adaptive Water Sports Expo On Lake Moultrie

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Smiles and the sound of laughter filled the hot summer air Saturday as 18 people with disabilities took to the waters of Lake Moultrie to participate in the Adaptive Water Sports Expo. The event held at Lions Beach in Moncks Corner allows the athletes to waterski, kayak and swim with the help of an army of trained volunteers. […]

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Authorities: E. Coli Found In Water At Short Stay

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Authorities say a popular swimming spot could pose some potential health threats to swimmers. According to Joint Base Charleston officials, Short Stay on Lake Moultrie recently tested positive for high levels of Escherichia coli. They recently confirmed the news on their official Facebook page: The beach’s designated swim area was closed for the weekend; however, people can still […]

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DHEC Seeks Public’s Help To Track Mosquito-Borne Diseases

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is seeking the public’s help in tracking the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. DHEC monitors mosquito-borne disease activity in mosquitoes, humans, birds, horses and other related animals to provide early detection and determine the need for local mosquito-control response and public education. As part of this ongoing effort, DHEC tracks West Nile virus […]

Exterior of the new MUSC medical facility at Carnes Crossroads.
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MUSC Hosts Grand Opening At Carnes Crossroads Location

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The newest Medical University of South Carolina outpatient facility in the Lowcountry celebrated its grand opening in Berkeley County on Wednesday. The $2.2 million, 10,000 square foot facility is in the Carnes Crossroads community off Highway 17. The facility is something that patients seeking healthcare and living in the area have been anxiously awaiting. “We think they are […]

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New S.C. Farmers & Roadside Market App Supports Healthy Eating And Local Growers

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control recently launched the new S.C. Farmers and Roadside Market App – a free, interactive map that makes it easier to find and buy fresh produce locally. The web-based app shows the location, hours of operation and accepted payment types, including WIC, SNAP and senior voucher programs for more than 200 farmers markets […]

From L to R:  Berkeley Co. Sheriff S.Duane Lewis; Trident Trauma surgeon Stancie Rhodes, MD; Berkeley Co. Sheriff's Deputy Kimber Gist; and Trident 2016 Spirit of Nursing Award winner Melanie Godfrey, RN. (Via Trident Medical Center)
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Injured Deputy, Sheriff Duane Lewis On Hand For Trident Medical Center Milestone

Trident Medical Center has been designated a Level ll Trauma Center by the South Carolina Bureau of EMS and Trauma.  The notification completes a nearly two-year process of preparation by the hospital and an extensive review by the state, hospital officials stated. The hospital celebrated the milestone on Thursday morning with Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis and Cpl. Kimber Gist […]