Press Releases

For more information, contact:

Rebecca Wickel

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1-800-555-1212

rawickel@gmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FREE TESTING FOR WEST NILE VIRUS ARRIVES AT ELON

 

The brand new West Nile Surveillance Program, sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Health, is offering free testing for human arboviral infections and expanded mosquito trapping in every county until November.

Last year, 27 human cases of West Nile Virus were reported. To promote awareness , the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, is funding a surveillance program in conjunction with local, state, federal and private agencies.

The program includes reporting and testing sick horses and dead birds, trapping and testing mosquitoes and monitoring illness in humans. Most people infected with diseases transmitted by mosquitoes show no symptoms. But severe effects of mosquito transmitted infections include high fever, headache, stiff neck and even death.

North Carolina residents are encouraged to be tested for West Nile virus and learn more about the horses and birds that may carry infections.

For more information about the program, contact the North Carolina Department of Health at 1-800-555-1212.

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For more information, contact:

Rebecca Wickel

Student Affairs Office

336-555-1111

rawickel@gmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        

CAMPUS-WIDE SERVICE PROJECT UPGRADES COMMUNITY

 

The Elon University Student Government Association is looking for community members to join more than 600 students who will be cleaning and beautifying the community and campus through the Adopt-A-Street program this fall.

Members of 18 on-campus organizations are participating in the program already. Fall projects involve basic cleanup and leaf raking in several areas, including Richard Avenue, High Street, Fort Street and Britton Road. Come spring, volunteers will remove garbage from the community.

Students annually contribute more than 10,000 hours of volunteer service and come from organizations like the Greek Affairs Council, Residence Halls Association and ROTC. Community members and Elon faculty and staff will be joining students in the service project.

Students meet at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays in room 210 of Elon’s Moseley Center to plan projects and coordinate cleanup schedules. The university is still seeking student, faculty, staff and community volunteers for the program.

For more information about the Adopt-A-Street program at Elon University, contact the Student Government Association through the student affairs office at 336-555-1111.

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