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State Health Officials To Coordinate With CDC on Zika Virus Testing PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 05:41

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - State health officials are taking pro-active action to make sure North Carolinians understand the risk of infection to the Zika virus when traveling to Central America, South America or the Caribbean.

The public warnings come as the virus has begun to emerge. To date, however, no cases of Zika virus infection have been reported in North Carolina.
 
“Pregnant women are urged to take note of the recent CDC travel recommendations advising that travel to areas with active virus transmission be postponed if possible,” said Randall Williams, MD, State Health Director in a news release. “Suspected cases of Zika are now required to be reported. Our State Laboratory for Public Health is currently coordinating testing of Zika virus with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and has a history of rapidly implementing testing for emerging threats.”
 
Zika virus is transmitted through the bite of an infectious mosquito. Symptoms include rash and red eyes. Less common symptoms include fever, joint pains and muscle aches.

Only about one in five people infected with Zika virus will show symptoms, according to health officials.

 
Gov. Pat McCrory's Public Schedule For Wednesday, February 3, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 05:37

RALEIGH, SGRToday.com) - Following is Gov. Pat McCrory's public schedule for Wednesday, February 3, 2016, as released by his office.

8 a.m.
Allen Jay Prep Academy Visit
1201 E. Fairfield Rd.
High Point
 

PRESS:      OPEN to credentialed media.

 
Treasurer's Study Confirms State Will Keep AAA Bond Rating If $2 Billion Referendum is Approved PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Donna Martinez   
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 06:42

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - With the release of the 2016 Debt Affordability Study, state Treasurer Janet Cowell is confirming what Connect NC bond advocates are saying: the state will keep its AAA bond rating if voters approve a $2 billion infrastructure bond that will appear on the March 15 primary ballot.

According a new release:

"The General Fund has capacity of nearly $210 million for each of the next 10 years. The combined debt capacity of the Highway Fund and the Highway Trust Fund is approximately $1.131 billion for the current fiscal year. The analysis incorporates the proposed issuance of the Connect NC Bond package, pending approval by the voters on March 15, 2016."
 
 “Our findings demonstrate that North Carolina has maintained a conservative posture on debt and has the ability to responsibly invest in its future—and keep the ‘AAA’ bond ratings if the Connect NC bonds are approved.”
 
The study can be found at nctreasurer.com.

 
Gov. Pat McCrory's Public Schedule For Tuesday, February 2, 2016 PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 06:36

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is Gov. Pat McCrory's public schedule for Tuesday, February 2, 2016, as released by his office.

9 a.m.
Council of State
Department of Administration
5th Floor Commission Boardroom
116 W Jones St.
Raleigh
 

PRESS:      OPEN


11 a.m.
A Conversation with NCCU Chancellor Dr. Debra Saunders-White
North Carolina Central University
C.T. Willis Commerce Building, Room 315
1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham

**The C.T. Willis Commerce Building is located on Eagle Campus Drive—between the Edmonds Classroom Building and the James E. Shepard Memorial Library.**
 
PRESS:      OPEN to credentialed media.

 
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