Clayton County Health District News

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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DPH Confirms Measles Case in Metro Atlanta

  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 resident of the metro Atlanta area. The individual was exposed to measles while traveling out of the country. DPH is working to identify anyone who may have had contact with the individual while they were infectious. Measles is...

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Widespread Flu Activity in Georgia

  Protect Yourself and Prevent the Spread of Flu Atlanta – If you have not gotten a flu shot yet, do not wait any longer. Flu activity is widespread throughout Georgia, and the current flu report lists flu activity at the highest level. “It is not too late to get a flu shot. Every individual over the age of six months should get a flu vaccine – not just for their own protection, but to protect...

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Reckitt (Mead Johnson Nutrition) voluntarily recalled select batches of Nutramigen Powder infant formula

  On December 30, 2023, Reckitt (Mead Johnson Nutrition) voluntarily recalled select batches of Nutramigen Powder infant formula in 12.6 and 19.8oz cans due to a possibility of contamination with Cronobacter sakazakii. The recall includes Nutramigen in 12.6 and 19.8 oz containers manufactured in June 2023 and distributed primarily in June, July, and August 2023. There are no reports of illnesses...

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DPH Awarded $2.4 Million to Help Prevent Injuries and Fatalities on Georgia Roads

  ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has been awarded $2,495,831 to help keep Georgians safe while they are riding as a passenger or driving on Georgia roads.The grant funding is provided to DPH from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and administered through GOHS.In 2021 in Georgia, 1,797 individuals died in motor vehicle accidents. That is an eight...

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Quaker Oats Product Recall

The Quaker Oats Company said Friday that it is recalling some granola bars and granola cereals sold across the U.S. because they could be contaminated with salmonella, a potentially lethal bacterium.  Quaker urged customers to dispose of the recalled products. See here for a full list of the recalled items, which were sold in all 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Guam and Saipan, according to Quaker...

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US Senator Jon Ossoff Constituent Services Program in Your Community

  ATLANTA –   U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff recently announced his Constituent Services in Your Community statewide initiative, a new way Senator Ossoff’s office is working to deliver constituent services to anyone needing assistance navigating the often confusing and complex Federal system.   Next Tuesday, December 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET, Senator Ossoff’s team will be hosting a “Constituent...

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CDC advises everyone to not eat pre-cut cantaloupes if brand of cantaloupes is unknown

  ATLANTA – A CDC food safety alert regarding an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to cantaloupes has been updated: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/sundsvall-11-23/index.html Key Points So far, 117 people from 34 states have been infected with this outbreak strain of Salmonella, including Georgia. Malichita and Rudy brand whole cantaloupes have been recalled. Many pre-cut cantaloupe...

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