CDC: Big food illness outbreaks deadly but rare

...and Prevention reported Tuesday.Locally, outbreaks at a restaurant are rare, said an official from the Richmond County Health Department.As it was releasing its planned monthly Vital Signs report on foodborne illness, the CDC said it was still...

Reduce traffic injuries

...enforcement, engineering, EMS and education. Warning tickets are a form of education.In Augusta the Richmond County Health Department was funded by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, from the NHTSA, for five years (1997-2002...

Gladys Temple

...Hospital, had also worked at MCG in the Pediatric Department, and retired as a District Health Nurse from the Richmond County Health Department. She was in fellowship at the Believer's Gospel Chapel, was a facilitator and grader with the Emmaus...

Rabid bats caught in south Augusta

The Richmond County Health Department issued a warning Monday after four rabid bats were caught...with a rabid animal, residents are asked to contact the Richmond County Health Department at (706) 667-4234.

Rabid bat found in Goshen

...the Goshen subdivision, according to the Richmond County Health Department.Augusta Animal Services retrieved the bat...contact between humans and wild animals to Richmond County Health Department at (706) 667-4234. Report contact of...

Mosquito complaints increased last year

...the result of more residential properties and swimming pools being abandoned or neglected in the city.The Richmond County Health Department received 2,122 complaints through Augusta's 311 hotline last year, a total that has steadily grown from...

Richmond County teen pregnancy rate continues to fall

...condoms, he used to be able to walk to the front desk, get the condoms and leave," said Kelly Bushey, Richmond County Health Department manager. "Now, once a guy says he needs condoms, they sign in and have to meet with health educators...

Westside High tuberculosis case investigated

...released by the Georgia Department of Public Health. The student's "close contacts" are being tested by the Richmond County Health Department's TB staff.Richmond County school Superintendent Angela Pringle said the school system was working closely...

CSRA Partnership for Community Health dissolving to let centers continue work

...retire but continue to volunteer for various health organizations.The partnership began in 1993 when the Richmond County Health Department, Richmond County Commission and University Hospital met to discuss ways to improve health care in the area...

Dogs kill retention pond goats

...were kind of our mascots," he said.The goat pilot program put in place by the Augusta Commission and Richmond County Health Department last year had been heralded as a cost-effective way to maintain vegetation.Engineering Director Abie...