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Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. Salmonella Infections from Pre-cut Cantaloupe, At least five Georgians sickened.

    December 1, 2023 - 

    ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging Georgians to be cautious about eating pre-cut cantaloupe if they cannot verify its source. At least five people in Georgia have become infected with Salmonella likely due to eating the contaminated cantaloupe. Across the country, 117 people have also been sickened, nearly half requiring hospitalization.

  2. DPH Investigating Possible Lead Poisoning from Cinnamon Applesauce Pouch Products

    November 15, 2023 - 

    ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is investigating several potential cases of high blood lead levels in children around the state who may have eaten recalled cinnamon applesauce pouch products. The FDA says the products contain high levels of lead.

  3. Stay Healthy for the Holidays, Vaccination is Your Best Protection Against Serious Illness

    November 10, 2023 - 

    ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is reminding Georgians that holiday gatherings, crowded travel, and more time indoors make it easier for germs to spread, especially those that cause flu, COVID, and RSV. Vaccination is the most important step you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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