ATLANTA – Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and in Georgia, the beginning of mosquito season. Avoiding mosquito bites protects you and your family from mosquito-borne illness and helps prevent the spread of mosquito-borne illness in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) recommends the use of EPA-registered insect repellents containing DEET […]
District News Release
May 26, 2017 3:42 PM
May 25, 2017 11:44 AM
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.
April 20, 2017 12:34 PM
March 07, 2017 11:06 AM
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.
January 10, 2017 3:24 PM
December 12, 2016 10:08 AM
DPH is urging caution about the use and exposure of children and youth to electronic nicotine delivery systems, including electronic cigarettes. The U.S. Surgeon General issued a report this week on the dangers of electronic nicotine delivery systems saying “nicotine-containing products are unsafe for youth.”