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  1. DPH Confirms Third Measles Case in 2024

    April 11, 2024 - 

    ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed a case of measles in an unvaccinated individual traveling with an international group of students. The individual, who does not live in the United States, is isolated and receiving treatment at a local hospital. DPH is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to identify and contact anyone who may have been exposed to the individual and to prevent further spread of measles.

  2. Increase in Measles Cases and Outbreaks in the U.S. and Globally, MMR Vaccine is Safe and Effective in Preventing Measles

    March 22, 2024 - 

    ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging parents to make sure their children are up to date with their measles vaccinations. Measles vaccination is important for all children to prevent measles infection and reduce the risk of community transmission, but it is especially important for families with children planning to travel outside of the United States.

  3. Georgia Counties Share Car Seat Mini-Grant

    January 31, 2024 - 

    ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Injury Prevention Program announces the 2023 recipients of the Child Passenger Safety Mini-Grant. The Child Passenger Safety Mini-Grant program helps county health departments, and their community partners reduce the number of injuries and deaths sustained by children in Georgia when riding in vehicles. This year’s award will be used to support the purchase of car seats to be distributed in 113 counties. Funding for these efforts is provided by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). In the Northwest Health District, Haralson, Paulding, and Polk counties received grants.

  4. DPH Confirms Measles Case in Metro Atlanta, MMR Vaccine is Safe and Effective in Preventing Measles

    January 18, 2024 - 

    ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed a case of measles in an unvaccinated resident of the metro Atlanta area. The individual was exposed to measles while traveling out of the country. DPH is working to identify anyone who may have had contact with the individual while they were infectious.

  5. Widespread Flu Activity in Georgia, Protect Yourself and Prevent the Spread of Flu

    January 5, 2024 - 

    ATLANTA – If you have not gotten a flu shot yet, do not wait any longer. Flu activity is widespread throughout Georgia, and the current flu report lists flu activity at the highest level.

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