Public Health Emergency Preparedness team promotes PrepareAthon!

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Public Health Emergency Preparedness team promotes PrepareAthon!    On April 30, Southwest Health District’s Office of All Hazards Preparedness will join other disaster preparedness, response and recovery teams throughout the nation to raise community awareness about the importance of individuals and organizations taking … Continued

Worth Health: Public Health Investigates Whooping Cough Outbreak

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Public Health investigating multi-county pertussis (Whooping Cough) outbreak Southwest Health District is investigating clusters of pertussis – primarily associated with young children – in Colquitt, Mitchell and Thomas counties, Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant, said today. Additional … Continued

Worth Health: Event to Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness in Girls and Women

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Free “Naturally Tested” activities to raise HIV/AIDS awareness in girls and women Cont’d below: Cont’d… In recognition of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Southwest Health District is hosting “Naturally Tested” on March 22 at Albany State University’s HYPER Gymnasium from 1-5 … Continued

Worth Health: Time to Get Vaccinations Up to Date

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During National Immunization Awareness Month, Public Health says Adults as well as children need to keep their vaccinations up to date. See more below: August is National Immunization Awareness Month – and Southwest Health District is using the observance as a … Continued

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Even though the last several weeks have been a bit wet in Worth County and South Georgia, it hasn’t stopped the dedicated grillers from dodging downpours to get to the grill. Although flamed-kissed meat from the grill has such a … Continued

Fourth Animal Case of EEE in South Health District

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Horse tests positive for EEE in Brooks County – See South Health District 8 press release below: _______________________________________________ The Georgia Department of Agriculture has confirmed one positive case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a horse found in Brooks County. … Continued

Avoiding Heat-related Illnesses and Death

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Extreme heat events are the most dangerous natural hazards in the United States See the Southwest Georgia Health District Press release below: [adrotate banner="115"]               Heat-related illnesses and deaths are the most dangerous natural hazards in the United States, says … Continued

Dog tests positive for EEE in Berrien County

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Dog tests positive for EEE in Berrien County Nashville, GA – The Georgia Department of Agriculture has confirmed one positive case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a dog found in Berrien County. This is the second positive case of … Continued

The dangers of water

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  PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SOUTHWEST GEORGIA HEALTH DISTRICT Drowning can happen quickly – take action to reduce your child’s risk   Each day, around 10 people unintentionally drown, says Southwest Health District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant, who added … Continued

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Learn the “ABCs” to lower the risk of having a stroke               Even though age, family history, gender and race or ethnicity play a role in people’s stroke risk, there are things they can do to lower their chances … Continued

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Symptoms of heart disease differ in women and men-and signal need to call 911 – see information below:         Even though American women and men are victims of the same leading cause of death – cardiovascular disease – they do not necessarily … Continued

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This season’s flu vaccine good match to influenza strains circulating, says Public Health         Children and young adults seem to be hardest hit by influenza this season, but the good news is that the flu vaccine contains … Continued

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