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Virtual round table offers STD, HIV education

VALDOSTA – In 2018, more than 2.4 million people were diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases and almost 40,000 were diagnosed with HIV according to the CDC. Many new HIV and STD diagnoses could be prevented through proper prevention practices and access to judgement free education. South Health District’s Infectious Disease Program and Office of Adolescent […]

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First COVID-19 Related Death Reported for Echols County

109 total COVID-19 related deaths reported in South Health District STATENVILLE – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), South Health District has confirmed the first COVID-19 related death of a resident of Echols County. The individual was a 79-year old male who was hospitalized. It is unknown at this time if this individual had […]

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Georgians Urged to Wear Face Coverings to Fight COVID-19

VALDOSTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health’s South Health District wants to continue to urge all Georgians to continue taking precautions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. In addition to practicing social distancing and washing your hands frequently, wearing a face covering in public settings is an easy step we […]

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Don’t forget immunizations, back-to-school shots

Health department offering vaccination appointments Many students have not been in school since March, and while returning for the 2020-2021 school year may still seem like a distant thought, that doesn’t mean you should forget about the importance of vaccination and immunization schedules. “Our staff has been and continues to be focused on COVID-19 testing, […]

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Mosquito-Borne Illnesses in South Georgia

Public Health officials are encouraging South Georgians to take precautions whenever outdoors to guard against mosquito-borne illnesses. South Health District has received two confirmed reports of West Nile Virus through mosquito testing in Lowndes County and one confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in an emu in Lanier County. “While we see reports of mosquito-borne […]

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Continuing precautions crucial as cases rise, businesses reopen

Individuals, businesses should take steps to prevent spread of COVID-19 With cases increasing across our region, businesses beginning to reopen, and as we all learn to face this new normal together, South Health District wants to remind everyone of the importance of continuing to take precautions against COVID-19. There are many steps that businesses and […]

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Getting Tested for COVID-19 (VIDEO)

A lot of people have questions about how getting tested for COVID-19 works…so we decided to show you the entire process. Call your local health department or our hotline (844)955-1499 to schedule your appointment.

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First COVID-19 Related Death Reported for Ben Hill County

36 total COVID-19 related deaths reported in South Health District Fitzgerald – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), South Health District has confirmed the first COVID-19 related death of a resident of Ben Hill County. The individual was a 73-year old male who was not hospitalized. It is unknown at this time if this […]

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Free COVID-19 Testing Available Across South Health District

Call your local health department to learn more Free COVID-19 testing is available in all 10 counties across the Georgia Department of Public Health’s South Health District. The South Health District includes Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift and Turner Counties. Anyone interested in being tested for COVID-19 can call their […]

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One New COVID-19 Related Death Reported for Turner County

Ashburn – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), South Health District has confirmed one new COVID-19 related death of a resident of Turner County. The individual was a 90-year old female with underlying medical conditions. The individual was not hospitalized.         “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of this individual during this […]

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