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DPH Confirms First Case of Coronavirus in Fannin County

By Elaine Owen, Editor Fannin County, Blue Ridge, Georgia Department of Public Health, DPH, Coronavirus, Covid- 19, First Case Confirmed The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) confirmed Tuesday, March 24 in their 7:00 p.m. update, that Fannin County has recorded its first confirmed case of Coronavirus (Covid-19). The first confirmed cases of Coronavirus in […]

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Army institute developing COVID-19 diagnostic test, vaccine

By Patricia Kime, Military Times It’s been all hands on deck since Jan. 10 at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, WRAIR, working to develop a vaccine against the COVID-19 coronavirus, now responsible for 91,000 illnesses and at least 3,000 deaths worldwide. The date marks the first publication of the virus’s genetic makeup — […]

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Gov. Kemp, Officials Confirm Two Cases of COVID-19 in Georgia

Atlanta, GA –March 2, 2010 – 10:00 p.m. / Governor Brian Kemp, Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Kathleen Toomey, MD, and state officials confirmed Georgia’s first cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) involving two residents of Fulton County who live in the same household. One recently returned from Italy. Both have mild symptoms; […]

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Georgia Department of Public Health is preparing for a possible coronavirus outbreak

By Elaine Owen, Editor The Georgia Department of Public Health says it is working closely with the CDC, and state partners to prepare for a potential outbreak of coronavirus in the U.S., including Georgia. The goal is to quickly identify cases of coronavirus and take the appropriate public health action to reduce its spread and […]

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DPH Working to Identify and Prevent Spread of Coronavirus in Georgia

Public Service Announcement ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is closely monitoring the outbreak of 2019-nCoV (coronavirus) occurring in China and regularly coordinating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. DPH has not confirmed any novel (new) coronavirus cases to date, however the situation could change. DPH is advising healthcare providers […]

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Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) confirms second US Wuhan coronavirus case

In a press briefing Friday (Jan. 24), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a second case of Wuhan coronavirus in the United States has been identified in Chicago. The patient is a Chicago resident in her 60s. She is in isolation at a hospital in Chicago, and is in stable condition. The […]

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Exclusive: Drugmakers from Pfizer to GSK to hike U.S. prices on over 200 drugs

REUTERS NEWS NEW YORK (Reuters) – Drugmakers including Pfizer Inc (PFE.N), GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK.L) and Sanofi SA (SASY.PA) are planning to hike U.S. list prices on more than 200 drugs in the United States on Wednesday, according to drugmakers and data analyzed by healthcare research firm 3 Axis Advisors. Nearly all of the price increases […]

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Flu, widespread in 30 states, blamed for nearly 2,000 deaths this season, CDC reports

By Elaine Owen (From CDC DATA) Seasonal influenza activity in the United States continues to increase and has been elevated for six weeks now. The flu is widespread in 30 states and has caused almost 2,000 deaths this season, including 19 children, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly every state has […]

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World War II Veteran, Local Historian Dale Dyer Celebrates 100th Birthday

Soon-to-be centenarian Dale Dyer celebrated his 100th birthday Nov. 30 with family, friends and community members at the First Baptist Church Youth Center. Dozens of well-wishers flowed in throughout the three hour celebration greeting Dyer and his friend James Watkins who share a birth date of Dec. 8. Dozens of accolades were on display where […]

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First lady Melania Trump loudly booed at opioid event

AP NEWS First lady Melania Trump was greeted with resounding boos at an opioid awareness event in Baltimore Tuesday, Nov. 26. That reception came on the same day that her husband, President Donald Trump, donated his salary for the third quarter of the year to combat the opioid crisis. The crisis has been blamed for […]

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