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Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. Health departments now offering flu vaccines.

    September 13, 2023 - 

    Rome, GA:  Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District county health departments are now offering flu vaccines on either a walk-in basis, an appointment basis, or both. Contact your local county health department for specific days, hours, and to confirm if an appointment is needed or not.

  2. High Temperatures in Georgia Raise Health Concerns, Stay Cool, Stay Hydrated, Stay Informed

    August 22, 2023 - 

    ATLANTA – With temperatures expected to be in the high 90’s throughout the state for the next several days, and at times feeling like more than 100 degrees with the humidity, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging Georgians to avoid prolonged exposure to the heat and sun, and to limit strenuous outdoor activity to prevent heat related illnesses. To protect your health when temperatures are extremely high, remember to stay cool, stay hydrated and stay informed.

  3. Georgia Sees Uptick in COVID Cases, Vaccination still the best protection for Georgians

    August 18, 2023 - 

    ATLANTA – While the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeing an uptick in new COVID cases and hospitalizations related to COVID, the numbers remain relatively low, compared to the state’s peak in January 2022 or even summer COVID increases in previous years.

  4. Safe and Healthy 4th of July!

    June 30, 2023 - 

    ATLANTA –The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) wants it to be a safe and healthy 4th of July for all Georgians and visitors to the state. This weekend, Georgia will experience the warmest days of the year so far. Temperatures will reach the upper-90s, but with high humidity, it will feel more like 100-degrees plus. Smoke and haze will also trigger air quality alerts for Metro Atlanta and beyond. Be sure to stay well hydrated and out of the heat for prolonged periods of time. Below are some tips on staying safe while having fun this weekend and throughout the

  5. Public health investigating reports of Cyclospora infection

    May 17, 2023 - 

    If you have had diarrhea, stomach cramps, bloating, or other gastrointestinal symptoms lasting longer than several days, public health officials urge you to talk to your healthcare provider. If not treated, cyclosporiasis can last a month or longer.  Symptoms may subside or go away and then return several times. Your healthcare provider can order testing to confirm the illness and may treat you with antibiotics. 

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