Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. Public health informs about hepatitis A

    November 26, 2018 - 

    An information sheet explaining the disease, describing its symptoms, advising what to do if someone has symptoms, detailing who is at high risk of hepatitis A, and providing preventive information is available for viewing and download/printing on the Northwest Health District website at or at your local county health department.

  2. Vaccination is the best protection against the flu. Get vaccinated now.

    October 9, 2018 - 

    Atlanta, GA: Receiving the flu vaccine does not cause the flu. Vaccinations are available at a variety of locations including doctors’ offices, grocery stores, neighborhood clinics, health departments, pharmacies, college health centers, places of employment and schools, to name a few.

  3. Warning: Trendy “nitro” treats may cause injury.

    September 6, 2018 - 

    Atlanta, GA: Warning: Trendy "nitro" treats may cause injury. It looks like candy with a vapor emitting from it. It is sometimes sold in shopping malls. When you eat it, it may appear as if you’re blowing smoke. It’s commonly called, “Dragon breath,” “Heaven’s breath,” or “nitro puff.” What is it?

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