Thu., May 16, 2013 6:57pm
Health officials say they found fecal bacteria in more than half of the water samples taken from Atlanta-area public swimming pools last summer.
Sat., December 1, 2012 12:00pm
Georgia health officials plan to host a HIV and AIDS Twitter chat to mark World AIDS Day today.
Thu., August 2, 2012 10:02am
Health officials say West Nile virus season is off to a menacing start, with more serious illnesses reported so far this year than any since 2004. The bulk are in Texas, especially around the Dallas area, though two cases have been reported in metro Atlanta.
Thu., June 14, 2012 7:58am
A $214 million bioterror germ lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has experienced repeated problems with airflow systems, government documents and internal e-mails show.
Wed., May 30, 2012 2:59pm
New to Georgia-- the Lone Star tick, common in the state of Texas which carries a flu-like infection -- and more sightings of The Gulf Coast tick which carries a disease similar to the bacteria that causes Rocky Mountain Fever.
Thu., April 5, 2012 12:10pm
Four people in Georgia have been sickened by an outbreak of salmonella which is suspected of causing illnesses in 19 states. WSB Radio reported the Georgia illnesses, which are part of a growing outbreak which has sickened 90 people across the nation.
Fri., September 9, 2011 12:00pm
Fewer Americans are lighting up according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control. But the south and Midwest still lead the nation in the number of smokers.
Thu., August 18, 2011 5:10pm
A brain-destroying amoeba is being blamed for three recent deaths in southern states. But health officials say infections are rare – and it’s been five years since the last reported case in Georgia.
Wed., July 13, 2011 2:00pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has found a drug with a 63 percent success rate in preventing the HIV virus among heterosexual couples.
Fri., December 31, 2010 9:58am
Georgia is among four southern states -- and five nationwide -- showing widespread outbreaks of the flu. But officials say so far, this season’s vaccine is matching current flu strains.