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Tracking foodborne illnesses

CDC offers tools to help them stop

Feeling sick to your stomach? Where did you have lunch? A new report released by the CDC finds nearly half of all foodborne illnesses in the U.S. each year are in some way associated with restaurants and delis. Read more...

Help for Georgia smokers

Kick the habit for free

Want to kick the habit? Using grant money from the CDC, the Georgia Department of Public Health is offering a free four-week supply of nicotine replacement therapy, while supplies last. The therapy is available as nicotine patches or gum. Read more...

Malaria cases on the rise

Ninety-nine cases here in Georgia

Worried about the flu? How shortsighted of you. Malaria is what should be on your radar. According to the CDC, malaria cases have reached a 40-year-high. In 2011, 1,925 cases were reported in the United States. Ninety-nine of those cases were reported right here in Georgia. Read more...

CDC director helps save choking woman

Dinner with doctors turns into MacGyver affair

If you're going to choke on your dinner, you should definitely do it in the company of doctors and the head of the CDC. Read more...

Lots of flu vaccine options this year

CDC says get your shot or spray now

Did you get your flu shot yet? Before you head to your doctor's office or the local pharmacy to get poked in the arm, you should know your flu vaccine options are mighty plentiful this year. Dr. Michael Jhung of the CDC explains the flu vaccine smorgasbord. Read more...

On the lookout for measles in Georgia

The measles outbreak hasn't hit here...yet

The measles are making a resurgence. The CDC reports 159 documented cases across the country as of Friday. So far, there haven't been any cases in Georgia, reports the state department of public health. Read more...

Cyclospora in Georgia

What you should know about the nasty stomach bug

The national cyclospora outbreak continues as the stomach bug has now affected 353 people in 15 states, including three in Georgia, according to the CDC. Here's what you need to know, courtesy of the CDC and the Georgia Department of Health. Read more...

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