Ebola - What You Need To Know

The outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa is raising questions about the disease and how it is spread. The CDC concludes an outbreak in the U.S. to be extremely unlikely. A travel warning to affected areas has been issued.

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Georgia's Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Receives National Recognition

Georgia's work to eliminate lead poisoning is earning accolades from states around the country. The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) recently recognized Georgia's ability to ensure continuity of service to lead-poisoned children in light of significant federal budget cuts.

Are You at Risk for Viral Hepatits? You Could Know in Five Minutes

World Hepatitis Day is designated to increase awareness of viral hepatitis as a global health threat. Viral hepatitis is often a silent disease, and many who are at risk for viral hepatitis are unaware of their risk and unaware of being infected, until many years later.

DPH Names New Vital Records Chief

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has named Donna Moore as the new state registrar to oversee the operations of the agency's vital records section. Moore, with 25 years of management and leadership experience in the private sector, was selected as part of a four-month national search.

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