Clayton County Health District News

Georgians Urged Not to Eat Diamond Shruumz Products

  Chocolates, gummies, and snack foods may contain psychoactive compounds  Atlanta– The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating reports of severe illnesses associated with Diamond Shruumz-brand chocolate bars, cones, and gummies. Diamond Shruumz products may contain harmful and...

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Protect Against Mosquito-borne Illnesses

  Atlanta – Summer in Georgia, and along with it, outdoor adventures, picnics, barbeques, and…mosquitoes! Avoiding mosquito bites protects you and your family from mosquito-borne illness and helps prevent the spread of disease in Georgia. Mosquito-borne diseases are those spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Diseases that are spread to people by mosquitoes include eastern equine...

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Georgia DPH Seeks Public Input on the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant

  Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking public comment on our Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant work plan for the federal fiscal year 2024. The public hearing aims to collect public comments on the proposed work plan and deliverables for this grant. A virtual public hearing will be held Friday, July 5, 2024, from 10 am – 11 am. There are multiple ways...

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COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Sites Closing

  Testing Kiosks Located Throughout the State Atlanta –The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is closing all remaining COVID-19 community testing sites. The last day to be tested for COVID-19 at a community testing site will be June 30, 2024. COVID-19 testing kiosks are now located throughout the state. In most locations, these kiosks offer access to COVID-19 tests 24 hours a day, 7 days...

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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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