Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. Public health official urges precaution against insect-borne disease.

    June 11, 2018 - 

    “We encourage our residents to get outside and be active,” says Dr. Unini Odama, health director for the Northwest Health District, “but we don’t want the fun to end with a disease that could have been prevented. With warm weather and summer travel rapidly approaching, we are vulnerable to diseases from both ticks and mosquitos. Protecting ourselves from these threats is important.”

  2. Public health director encourages hepatitis risk assessment

    May 4, 2018 - 

    May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, and the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District urges people to assess their risk of having viral hepatitis and find out if they should get tested or vaccinated. District Health Director Dr. Unini Odama encourages people to visit https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/RiskAssessment for a free online assessment developed by the CDC.

  3. E. coli outbreak in Georgia too: Don’t eat romaine lettuce.

    May 3, 2018 - 

    Don’t take chances; if you are not sure what romaine lettuce is or what it looks like, do not eat it. If you don’t know where it was grown, do not eat it.

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