Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District promotes yearly flu vaccine

    December 3, 2019 - 

    Rome, GA: December means plenty of holiday parties and family gatherings; don’t let the flu hold you back from the festivities this season. National Influenza Vaccination Week is Dec. 1-7 and the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District encourages all Georgians to get their flu vaccine.

  2. World AIDS Day December 1

    December 1, 2019 - 

    ATLANTA – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ranks Georgia fifth in the nation for new HIV diagnoses. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) encourages people to observe World AIDS Day by getting tested for HIV. While there is no effective cure for HIV, with proper treatment and care HIV positive individuals can – and do - live long, healthy lives.

  3. DPH Confirms Additional Measles Cases in Cobb County

    November 15, 2019 - 

    ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed three additional cases of measles in Cobb County residents, and testing is underway on another possible case. At least two of the individuals with measles are unvaccinated, and the vaccination history of the third is unclear. These individuals may have exposed other people to measles between Oct. 30 – Nov. 13. DPH is notifying individuals who may have been exposed to the virus and may be at increased risk for developing measles.

  4. DPH Confirms Measles Case in Metro Atlanta

    November 12, 2019 - 

    ATLANTA -The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed measles in an unvaccinated metro Atlanta resident. The individual may have exposed others between Oct. 31- Nov. 6. DPH is notifying individuals who may have been exposed to the virus and may be at increased risk for developing measles. DPH urges health care providers to maintain heightened awareness for patients with measles

  5. DPH Identifies Second Vaping-Related Death GA Cases of Vaping-Associated Lung Injury Continue to Increase

    October 9, 2019 - 

    Atlanta -The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has identified the state’s second death from a vaping-associated illness. The patient had a history of nicotine vaping, but the case is still being reviewed to determine if other substances also may have been used.

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