Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. Warning: Trendy “nitro” treats may cause injury.

    September 6, 2018 - 

    Atlanta, GA: Warning: Trendy "nitro" treats may cause injury. It looks like candy with a vapor emitting from it. It is sometimes sold in shopping malls. When you eat it, it may appear as if you’re blowing smoke. It’s commonly called, “Dragon breath,” “Heaven’s breath,” or “nitro puff.” What is it?

  2. Georgians Urged to Protect Themselves from Mosquito Bites

    August 30, 2018 - 

    Atlanta, GA: Georgians are urged to protect themselves from mosquito bites, particularly when they are outside this Labor Day weekend. Mosquito season in Georgia typically lasts through October, sometimes longer depending on the weather.

  3. August is National Immunization Awareness Month

    August 6, 2018 - 

    Rome, GA: August is National Immunization Awareness Month and serves as a reminder that Northwest Georgians of all ages require timely vaccinations to protect their health. “Vaccinations are our best defense against vaccine-preventable diseases,” said Janet Eberhart, immunizations coordinator for the ten-county public health district.

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