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A nurse prepares a vaccine against whooping cough. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Whooping Cough Cases Rise In S.C. Upstate

State health officials say the number of cases of whooping cough is increasing in the Upstate.

09/04/2013

File photo of a researcher holding a small vaccine vial. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

S.C. Senators Looking Into Tuberculosis Outbreak

South Carolina senators are set to question the director of the state’s public health agency about its botched investigation into a tuberculosis outbreak in Greenwood County.

08/08/2013

File photo of doctor. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Lawsuits Filed Over SC Tuberculosis Outbreak

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Several lawsuits have been filed against education officials and the Department of Health and Environmental Control over a tuberculosis outbreak at a Greenwood County school. The lawsuits accuse officials of unnecessarily […]

CBS Charlotte–06/13/2013

File photo of a medical worker testing for Tuberculosis. (Photo by ALEXANDER JOE/AFP/Getty Images)

10 More Test Positive For Tuberculosis Exposure

Ten more people have tested positive for exposure to tuberculosis in an outbreak focused around a Greenwood County school.

06/12/2013

File photo of doctor. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

DHEC: Dozens In SC Infected With Tuberculosis

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dozens of people have been infected as part of a tuberculosis outbreak centered at a South Carolina school, state health officials said Tuesday. During a news conference in Greenwood, Department of […]

CBS Charlotte–06/05/2013

This photo taken on July 20, 2011 shows fruit bats as they hang from a tree in Gayndah, South Eastern Queensland. (credit: JOHN WILSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Woman Becomes First Person To Contract Rabies In South Carolina In 50 Years

A middle-aged Sumter County woman has become the first human to contract rabies in South Carolina in more than 50 years, state health officials said Friday.

12/16/2011