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Health department now offering flu vaccine

Health department now offering flu vaccine

Summerville Cited For Drinking Water Violation

The Georgia EPD has cited the city of Summerville for a drinking water violation that occurred between April 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018.

Georgians Urged to Protect Themselves from Mosquito Bites

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed seven human cases of West Nile virus so far this year, including one death. Additionally, there has been one confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) which resulted in death. EEE is rare illness in humans, and only a few cases are reported in the United States each year.

Protect Your Family by Getting Vaccinated Northwest Health District Urges Students and Parents...

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and serves as a reminder that Northwest Georgians of all ages require timely vaccinations to protect their health. ...

Chattooga County store owner arrested for distributing marijuana

A Chattooga County store owner was arrested for selling illegal marijuana products by the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force.

Microblading to be regulated by Public Health effective July 1

Effective July 1, anyone performing eyebrow microblading, and facilities where the cosmetic procedure is performed, will be regulated under the rules of local county boards of health that the Georgia Department of Public Health uses to regulate body art studios and artists.  Previously, the procedure had been included in the prohibition of tattooing within one inch of the eye and considered a misdemeanor under the law. 

Microblading to be regulated by Public Health effective July 1

Effective July 1, anyone performing eyebrow microblading, and facilities where the cosmetic procedure is performed, will be regulated under the rules of local county boards of health that the Georgia Department of Public Health uses to regulate body art studios and artists.  Previously, the procedure had been included in the prohibition of tattooing within one inch of the eye and considered a misdemeanor under the law. 

Public health official urges precaution against insect-borne disease

The combination of warm weather, people getting outside to enjoy it, and rising insect populations brings potential for insect-borne diseases, also called vector-borne diseases. The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District offers these precautions, so residents can protect themselves, their families, neighbors, and pets.

Alabama Department of Public Health Issues Fish Consumption Advisory for Weiss Lake

The Alabama Department of Public Health recently issued its annual Fish Consumption Advisory report, which includes certain fish from Weiss Lake reservoir. The list includes...

Public Health and Trion High School respond to confirmed active TB case

Rome, GA:   The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District, the Chattooga County Health Department, and Trion High School officials are working together...