Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. Georgians Urged to Protect Themselves from Mosquito Bites

    August 30, 2018 - 

    Atlanta, GA: Georgians are urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites, particularly when they are outside this Labor Day weekend. Mosquito season in Georgia typically lasts through October, sometimes longer depending on the weather.

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