Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. First sexually transmitted Zika case confirmed in Georgia

    May 27, 2016 - 

    Atlanta, GA: The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is confirming the first sexually transmitted case of Zika virus in Georgia. A non-pregnant female was infected by her male partner who had traveled to Brazil earlier this year and was among Georgia’s confirmed travel-related cases. The woman who was infected had not traveled out of the country. She and her partner have fully recovered.

  2. Georgia Breast and Cervical Cancer Program expands to include insured women

    May 12, 2016 - 

    Rome, GA: Eligibility for the Georgia Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) has been expanded to include insured women meeting certain income requirements in addition to previously eligible uninsured women. Now, insured women may be eligible for certain diagnostic breast or cervical procedures provided by the program.

  3. We’d like your comments on this statewide health assessment, please.

    April 14, 2016 - 

    ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking public comment on a statewide health assessment which will provide a foundation for efforts to improve the health of Georgia’s population.

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