Update: Hospitalizations and Deaths Possibly Tied To Street Drugs Being Sold In Georgia

ATLANTA – The investigation into presumed opioid overdoses in Central and South Georgia is ongoing. Information continues to be fluid.

Hospitalizations and Deaths Possibly Tied To Street Drugs Being Sold In Georgia

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has become aware of a dangerous, potentially lethal substance contained in street drugs surfacing in central and South Georgia.

Memorial Day and Mosquitoes

ATLANTA – Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and in Georgia, the beginning of mosquito season. Avoiding mosquito bites protects you and your family from mosquito-borne illness and helps prevent the spread of mosquito-borne illness in Georgia.

Georgia Department of Public Health Recognizes EMS Week and Stroke Awareness Month

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) recognizes May as Stroke Awareness Month, and this week (May 21 – 27) as Annual EMS Week.

DPH Commissioner Officially Opens New Location Of EMS and Trauma, State Office of Vital Records

ATLANTA – Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health, officially opened the new location of two of the agency’s state offices. The Office of EMS and Trauma and the Office of Vital Records have a new home at 1680 Phoenix Boulevard in Clayton County.

CDC: Georgia’s Early Childhood Vaccination Rates Among Nation’s Highest

Atlanta – Georgia is leading the country with above average early childhood vaccinations with 75.6 percent of children 19-35 months old protected, compared to national averages of 72.2 percent for the 7-vaccine series.

Georgia HIV Infections Drop 6 Percent Annually for Six Years

Atlanta – HIV infections in Georgia dropped 6 percent each year from 2008 to 2014. According to a recent analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Georgia is among eight states whose infection rate dropped significantly during the six-year period.

Georgia Health Officials Warn of Potential Phone Scam

Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is receiving complaints from residents of Georgia and residents of other states about suspicious phone calls. Many of the calls appear to come from a Georgia DPH phone number. 

Georgia Counties Share Car Seat Mini Grant

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH), Injury Prevention Program is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the Child Passenger Safety Mini Grant.

First Confirmed Flu-Related Death in Georgia

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is confirming the first flu-related death in the state this year. The individual was an elderly adult. Flu activity is increasing statewide, along with the number of hospitalizations due to flu-related illness.