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DPH Urges Safety Precautions After Irma

Hurricane/tropical storm Irma is no longer a threat but recovering from the storm will take weeks, and even longer in some parts of the state. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging Georgians to use extreme caution particularly in the next few days as residents return to their homes, power is restored and […]

Confirmed Cases of Mosquito-borne Diseases

DPH has confirmed a resident tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Ben Hill County and a horse tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Lowndes County.

Brooks CHD Under New Leadership

Brooks County Health Department is experiencing a lot of changes as a new leader takes the reins. Dorcel Rockmore, RN, was named county nurse manager August 1.

Category: Brooks County News

A Healthy Start Begins With On-Time Vaccinations

Immunizations give parents the safe, proven power to protect their children from 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before age 2.

Hospitalizations and Deaths Possibly tied to Street Drugs in Georgia

DPH has become aware of a dangerous, potentially lethal substance contained in street drugs surfacing in central and South Georgia

DPH Recognizes EMS Week & Stroke Awareness Month

DPH recognizes May as Stroke Awareness Month, and this week (May 21 – 27) as Annual EMS Week. In combination, DPH recognizes that without Emergency Medical Services, treating stroke quickly – critical to preventing permanent brain damage – would not be possible.

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Georgia’s Early Childhood Vaccination Rates Among Nation’s Highest

Georgia is leading the country with above average early childhood vaccinations with 75.6 percent of children 19-35 months old protected, compared to national averages of 72.2 percent for the 7-vaccine series.

Environmental Health Rules for Adoption

Local Environmental Health rules for adoption.

Georgia HIV Infections Drop 6% Annually for Six Years

According to a recent analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Georgia is among eight states whose infection rate dropped significantly during the six-year period.

First Confirmed Flu-Related Death in Georgia

DPH is confirming the first flu-related death in Georgia this year. Flu activity is increasing statewide, along with the number of hospitalizations due to flu-related illness.