Northwest Georgia Public Health News

  1. Public health director encourages hepatitis risk assessment

    May 4, 2018 - 

    May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, and the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District urges people to assess their risk of having viral hepatitis and find out if they should get tested or vaccinated. District Health Director Dr. Unini Odama encourages people to visit for a free online assessment developed by the CDC.

  2. E. coli outbreak in Georgia too: Don’t eat romaine lettuce.

    May 3, 2018 - 

    Don’t take chances; if you are not sure what romaine lettuce is or what it looks like, do not eat it. If you don’t know where it was grown, do not eat it.

  3. Local STD rates mirror national problem with high-risk 15-24 age group

    April 27, 2018 - 

    Dr. Unini Odama, health director for the ten-county Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Northwest Health District headquartered in Rome, acknowledges “what we see in Northwest Georgia is very similar to what we see nationally. That’s especially true with chlamydia and gonorrhea, the two STDs we see the most.”

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