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.
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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.”
October 31, 2016 10:21 AM
September 06, 2016 12:23 PM
Now that Tropical Storm Hermine has moved through the state, DPH is reminding Georgians that any standing water creates a prime habitat for mosquitoes to lay their eggs. Tip ‘n Toss after the storm to reduce the number of mosquitoes and prevent the spread of Zika virus and other mosquito-borne illness.
September 02, 2016 9:04 AM
Historic floods are striking Louisiana, hurricane activity is developing in the Atlantic and Gulf Coast areas, and Zika virus is a growing concern in virtually every community in America. Whether they are watching the news or looking out the front door, Georgians don’t have to go far to see the potential for rapidly forming disasters. Which is what makes September, National Preparedness Month, all the more significant this year.
August 02, 2016 3:50 PM
August is a busy month with back-to-school shopping, last minute family vacations, registering for school, and leaving for college. As summer comes to an end and the school year begins, people often forget to check if they and their family members are up to date on their vaccinations. August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) […]
August 01, 2016 3:54 PM
All pregnant women in the United States should now be assessed for possible Zika virus exposure during each prenatal care visit.