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Protect Yourself from Mosquito-Borne Illnesses This Summer

The summer brings long, hot, sunny days ? and the increased chance of exposure to annual pests including mosquitoes.

While mosquitoes are often regarded as minor annoyances, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) encourages residents throughout the state to know about and understand the health risks associated with mosquito bites and how to avoid them.


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Initiative to decrease teen pregnancy in Richmond County

Measles: What You Need To Know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Family Physicians, and American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommend children receive all vaccines according to the recommended schedule.

Measles is a highly contagious, serious respiratory disease that causes a rash and fever. In rare cases, measles can be deadly.

Measles symptoms usually appear within 10 ? 14 days after exposure. Measles patients are considered to be contagious anywhere from 4 days before to 4 days after the rash appears.

Measles can be dangerous, especially for babies and young children. From 2001-2013, 28% of children younger than 5 years old (in the U.S.) who had measles had to be treated in the hospital. In some children, measles can lead to pneumonia, brain damage, deafness, even death.

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TB: What You Need To Know

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by germs that are spread from person to person through the air. TB usually affects the lungs, but it can also affect other parts of the body, such as the brain, the kidneys, or the spine. A person with TB can die if they do not get treatment.
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Norovirus : What you Need to Know

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Norovirus is a very contagious virus. You can get norovirus from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or by touching contaminated surfaces. Anyone can get infected with norovirus and get sick. Norovirus can be found in your stool (feces) even before you start feeling sick.
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Are you not sure about what immunizations your child needs to attend daycare or get into the Georgia school system? Click here to find out

Don't forget about your child's HVDN (hearing, vision, dental & nutrition)- GA has revised it's 3300 form
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Visit the CDC website to find out more about HPV vaccine:
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GA Regents University Greenblatt Library

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The Georgia Regents University Greenblatt Library is actively partnering with the East Central Public Health District for training and access to bridge a potential information gap between public health partners and vital disaster information resources. Training and resources will focus on the top hazards identified by the local disaster preparedness community.

Building Blocks for Baby Program

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The Richmond County Health Departments Building Blocks for Baby program is designed to improve birth outcomes by increasing access to appropriate prenatal care, preventative care, case managers, and home visitation.
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Community Health Needs Assessment

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Georgia Health Sciences University, University Hospital and the East Central Health District 6 have partnered to initiate a community health needs assessment, sharing a dynamic and easy-to-use tool to take the temperature of their communitys well-being.

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University Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment information website link
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