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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.

Immunization Guidelines for Schools and Childcare Facilities:

http://www.cdc.gov/measles/about/signs-symptoms.html
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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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Ebola : What You Need To Know

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). Currently, the outbreak of Ebola is mainly in West Africa although on September 30, 2014, CDC confirmed the first travel-associated case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States. On October 12, 2014, a healthcare worker at Texas Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the above mentioned patient tested positive for Ebola. Click HERE http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/united-states-imported-case.html : for more information on cases diagnosed in the U.S.

Click HERE http://dph.georgia.gov/ebola : for information on Ebola from the Georgia Department of Public Health including guidance for colleges and universities; EMS professionals; schools (K-12); and healthcare providers and laboratory workers.

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Immunizations


Don't forget about your child's HVDN (hearing, vision, dental & nutrition)- GA has revised it's 3300 form
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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

Visit the CDC website to find out more about HPV vaccine: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/who/teens/index.html
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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.

http://gru.edu/library/greenblatt/disaster/


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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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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Preventing Pregnancy

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WALK IN CLINIC JUST FOR TEENS, RICHMOND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT-SOUTH AUGUSTA. HOURS ARE EVERY TUESDAY FROM 8AM TO 10AM AND 1PM TO 3:30PM AND THURSDAY AFTERNOONS FROM 1PM TO 6PM.

YOU MAY COME ALONE OR BRING A PARENT OR FRIEND.

CONFIDENTIALITY IS THE LAW AND A PRIORITY WITH ALL OF OUR CLIENTS.

WE OFFER TEENS NO COST OR LOW COST REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES.
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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.

Georgia Health Sciences University website link http://www.georgiahealth.edu/community/chna

GHS Health System/Medical Center website link http://www.mcghealth.org

University Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment information website link www.universityhealth.org/cna
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Emergency Preparedness