Clayton County Health District News

DPH Confirms Third Measles Case in 2024

  MMR Vaccine is Safe and Effective in Preventing Measles   Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed a case of measles in an unvaccinated individual traveling with an international group of students. The individual, who does not live in the United States, is isolated and receiving treatment at a local hospital. DPH is working with the Centers for Disease Control and...

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Increase in Measles Cases and Outbreaks in the U.S. and Globally

MMR Vaccine is Safe and Effective in Preventing Measles​ ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging parents to make sure their children are up to date with their measles vaccinations. Measles vaccination is important for all children to prevent measles infection and reduce the risk of community transmission, but it is especially important for families with children...

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Paint & Sip Event

This Paint & Sip Event, sponsored by the Clayton County HIV Prevention department is to recognize the impact of women and girls with HIV/AIDS. Free HIV testing will be available. Click on the QR code to register. Hope to see you there!

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FDA Alert Concerning Certain Cinnamon Products Due to Presence of Elevated Levels of Lead

The US Food and Drug Administration has expanded its investigation into tainted cinnamon products, and its experts now say that the lead contamination extends beyond the cinnamon applesauce pouches that were recalled in October. The agency said Wednesday that expanded testing has identified several brands of ground cinnamon with elevated levels of lead. Although the levels of lead found in the...

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National Nutrition Month®

National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign established in 1973 by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. This year's theme is "Beyond the Table," which addresses the farm-to-fork aspect of nutrition, from food production and distribution...

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Rizo-Lopez Foods, Inc. dairy products

Rizo-López Foods, Inc. (“RLF”) is voluntarily recalling its dairy products listed below because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever,...

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National Wear Red Day!

On Friday February 2, 2024, the Clayton County Health District celebrated National Wear Red Day in support of American Heart Month. The agency sponsored a Fashion Show and other Heart Healthy Activities. The South Side Steppers opened the program showing everyone how to get their heart rates going by through line dancing. Also in attendance were representatives from The American Heart...

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Georgia Counties Share Car Seat Mini-Grant

  Buckle Up Right, Every Trip, Every Time Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Injury Prevention Program announces the 2023 recipients of the Child Passenger Safety Mini-Grant. The Child Passenger Safety Mini-Grant program helps county health departments, and their community partners reduce the number of injuries and deaths sustained by children in Georgia when riding in...

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