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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
DHEC is closely monitoring a rapidly-emerging outbreak of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first identified in the city of Wuhan, China. Cases have been confirmed in several other countries, including the United States.
Sudden onset of fever, cough, headache or muscle aches, tiredness, and sore throat...
DHEC and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated against the flu. Vaccination to prevent flu is particularly important for people who are at increased risk of complications from flu...
Recently Published by DHEC
DHEC Closes Wallace Creek Shellfish Harvesting Beds in Beaufort County
February 22, 2020
DHEC Reopens Wallace Creek Shellfish Harvesting in Beaufort County
February 14, 2020
As South Carolina Continues to Prepare for the Novel Coronavirus, Public Health Officials Urge Residents to Guard Against the Flu
February 14, 2020
Take Brain Health to Heart
Research shows that the same risk factors that affect heart health also affect brain health.
We're teaming up with the Alzheimer's Association to give you information, tools and resources about healthy eating, maintaining a healthy heart, ceasing tobacco use, and physical activity, as well as protecting your brain from injury.
E-Cigarette and Vaping Product Use Associated Lung Injury (EVALI)
DHEC has reported several cases of E-Cigarette and Vaping Product Use Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC). The CDC investigation spans nearly every state, involves over a thousand patients, and covers a wide variety of brands, substances, and e-cigarette or vaping products.