Laurens County closes all schools over illnesses

DUBLIN, Ga. - Laurens County closed all of its public schools after an estimated 150 children went home sick the day before with what health officials suspect is highly contagious norovirus.

Study asserts Georgia does have Lyme disease

...of cases of Lyme each year, according to CDC, which has confirmed only a handful of Georgia...disease ? or report possible cases to the CDC ? because it is not known to occur here...to come back negative.According to the CDC, Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium...

Blue Bell seeks listeria link as it recalls items

...pinpointing the contamination. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday illnesses linked to the...confirmed in Oklahoma and Arizona. The CDC had previously reported eight illnesses...January 2015.Dr. Robert Tauxe of the CDC said the cause of an outbreak is almost...

Black lawmakers celebrate legislative gains

...release distributed by the House Democratic Caucus. The disease affects one in every 500 African-Americans, according to the CDC.Margaret Kaiser , D-Atlanta, also played significant role in the legislation's passage as the bill's sole Democratic...

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Assistant Director of CDC Main at Fort Gordon Latanya Wiggins (left) applies a little glitter to the nose of Ariel Jansen, 4, at Fort Gordon's Spring Fest held at Barton Field.

CDC sees promise, concern in Ebola fight

...continues to concern officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with progress in one country and...particularly the capital of Guinea, CDC Director Tom Frieden said Monday...responders to the affected areas. The CDC has 170 workers in each of the affected...

CDC: Half of flu strains don't match shot

...year's flu shot, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Still, getting the...complications from flu, he said.In a CDC Health Advisory issued Wednesday and...protection against drifted viruses," the CDC noted in its advisory.Doctors should...

Jeni's recalls ice cream after listeria found

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams said it recalled all its frozen products after the listeria discovery, and Blue Bell Creameries said it will close all three of its creameries for intensive cleaning.

Teen births down but more effective contraception needed

...Augusta has been center of a $7.5 million CDC grant to lower teen pregnancy rates that...Arias, principal deputy director for the CDC. "Yet we can't be complacent when we...Augusta grant was one of nine nationally and CDC also worked with the clinics "so they are...

Prescription drug summit in Atlanta

...Organizers say the summit this running through Thursday at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in downtown Atlanta will include CDC Director Tom Freiden, National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins and many others. The summit's agenda includes...