Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. Potential Hepatitis A Exposure from Restaurant Worker – Fort Oglethorpe Krystal

    April 5, 2019 - 

    Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District officials have confirmed a case of hepatitis A in a food handler at a Krystal restaurant, 2560 Lafayette Rd, Fort Oglethorpe, GA...An investigation found that this employee worked at the restaurant while infectious, from March 15 through March 24. We recommend that anyone who consumed food or drink at this restaurant during this time contact their healthcare provider or local health department to determine if a hepatitis A vaccination is needed to prevent the disease.

  2. Potential Hepatitis A Exposure from Restaurant Worker – Chickamauga McDonald’s

    March 28, 2019 - 

    The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District officials have confirmed a case of hepatitis A in a food handler at McDonald’s, 106 LaFayette Road, Chickamauga, GA. An investigation found that this employee worked at the restaurant while infectious, from March 4 through March 17...We recommend that anyone who consumed food or drink at this restaurant during this time contact their healthcare provider or local health department to determine if a hepatitis A vaccination is needed to prevent the disease.

  3. Floyd County Health Department now providing PrEP for HIV prevention.

    March 22, 2019 - 

    Rome, GA: The Northwest Georgia Floyd County Health Department, located at 16 East 12th Street, Rome, is now offering Pre-exposure prophylaxis for those at high risk of HIV in our PrEP clinic. PrEP provides a great opportunity to substantially reduce the risk of HIV infection in HIV-negative people who are at high risk of contracting HIV.

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