Illnesses Linked to Cake Mixes

ATLANTA - CDC, state partners, and FDA are investigating five illnesses in three states to determine if they are linked to recently recalled Duncan Hines cake mixes. More information can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/agbeni-11-18/index.html. Key…

Valdosta > Sometimes it takes a village: Immunization…

VALDOSTA -- Immunization is a shared responsibility. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death. They not only help protect our children when we vaccinate them,…

Georgia > First Measles Case Reported

ATLANTA -- The first reported case of the measles in Georgia since 2012 has occurred.  The infant is being treated at Egleston at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The Georgia Department of Public Health reported the case…

Department of Public Health Recognizes World Tuberculosis Day

ATLANTA, GA - Each year, public health officials recognize World TB Day on March 24 commemorating the date when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB) in 1882. World TB…

Georgia Health Officials Offer Smokers Help

GEORGIA - Officials at the Georgia Department of Public Health are offering Georgians help to quit smoking. They are using grant money form the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to offer four-week supplies…