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Asheville Hosts Infectious Disease Conference

Susan Sullivan, North Carolina's Vaccine-Preventable Disease Nurse Consultant

Asheville is hosting North Carolina’s tenth annual communicable disease conference this week. Public health professionals are learning about the latest infectious disease trends and the tools they need to prevent, detect and treat them.   This year also marks the 100th anniversary of Public Health Nurses in North Carolina.     

NC health officials say the meeting provides an opportunity to share evidence-based information and best practices for addressing public health problems and and communicable disease investigations. 

The conference coincides with National Public Health Week. 

Helen Chickering is a host and reporter on Blue Ridge Public Radio. She joined the station in November 2014.