Zika Virus Information

The Georgia Department of Public Health cautions travelers, especially women who are pregnant, to protect themselves against mosquito bites when heading to areas where Zika virus transmission is ongoing. 

For more information about Zika virus and resources, visit Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Zika.

DPH Blog

Heading to the pool? Remember these tips

Before using a pool this summer, Georgians should evaluate their swimming ability and pool water quality. Taking swim lessons will improve safe swimming skills and prevent drowning or swallowing water. ...

Advocate and Mentor for Young Mothers Receives Servant's Heart Award

DeKalb County Board of Health employee Kassie Bennett has joined a prestigious group of Georgians. First Lady Sandra Deal recently presented Bennett with the Servant's Heart Award...


Coastal Health District Implements Ready, Set, BABY

Ready, Set. BABY! Georgia's Coastal Health District is working to increase education around the benefits of breastfeeding. The district will become the first in the state to implement this educational program... 

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Commissioner's Corner

Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., serves as the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and State Health Officer. Dr. Fitzgerald, a board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist and a Fellow in Anti-Aging Medicine, has practiced medicine for three decades.

On behalf of more than 6,000 dedicated public health practitioners throughout the State of Georgia, I welcome you to our site. And I hope you will join us in our important mission: We Protect Lives.

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