Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. DPH Identifies First Death From Vaping-Associated Illness

    September 25, 2019 - 

    Atlanta, GA: Governor Brian P. Kemp and DPH Commissioner Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H. urge individuals to follow the CDC recommendation that individuals not use e-cigarettes or other vaping devices while this investigation is ongoing. Without knowing the specific cause of the vaping-associated illness, discontinuing use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices is the best prevention against becoming ill.

  5. Georgia DPH Investigating Possible Vaping-related Illnesses

    August 23, 2019 - 

    Atlanta -The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is currently investigating possible cases of severe respiratory illness in individuals who reported vaping. Symptoms, which worsen over time, include cough, shortness of breath fatigue, chest pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

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