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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Strong4Life Movement Making Waves in Public Health

September is National Childhood Obesity Prevention Month. And what better time to showcase the childhood obesity prevention efforts of the Georgia Department of Public Health's (DPH) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and Georgia SHAPE! 


Youth Triathlon Inspires Kids to Get Moving

Brianna and Braden Schnaible were pumped and ready to go. The two "veteran" Safe Kids Savannah Youth Triathlon participants took part in the inaugural event in 2013 and knew a little about what to expect during this unique race. Still, in a morning filled with extreme humidity, the brother and sister duo were relieved when they crossed the finish line.


Enterovirus D-68 Confirmed in Georgia

Hundreds of children from coast to coast in the U.S. are sick with a respiratory illness caused by an uncommon strain of enterovirus virus. Not surprisingly, Georgia also has lab confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) infection.years.

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