• The North Georgia Health District offices in Dalton and Health Departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield Counties will be CLOSED on Monday, April 24th for a State Holiday. This also applies to all Environmental Health, WIC and Children's Medical Services. Normal hours of operation will resume the following day.


    Mosquito Cartoon by Ray King
    The other day a fellow asked me why, given the record amount of rain this year, we weren't all eaten alive with more mosquitoes. The mosquitoes have been bad but not in proportion to the record amount of rain we've had this spring. But don't despair; mosquitoes are on their merry way now to your neighborhood, home, business and property.
  • Dogs euthanized after exposure to rabid raccoon in Ellijay

    Officials warn of several stray animals in Rose Ridge Dr. /Hwy. 382 arearaccoon

    Two dogs on Rose Ridge Drive near Highway 382 in Ellijay were exposed on June 6 to a raccoon that was later confirmed as positive for rabies, according to Andrea Wheeler of Gilmer County Environmental Health. Neither dog was currently vaccinated against rabies, so both dogs were subsequently euthanized.
  • Volunteer Orientation - Emergency Preparedness

    North Georgia Medical Reserve Corps presentsVolunteer Orientation
    Emergency Preparedness training in Dalton

    Tuesday, June 16, 2009 6 p.m.MRC poster
    Downstairs Conference Room,
    North Georgia Health District
    Bryman’s Plaza North, 100 W. Walnut Ave., Dalton, GA

    • WHERE do folks go during a disease outbreak when they need medication. . . fast?
    • WHO is responsible for getting needed medications to you and your community?
    • WHAT is the best way to prepare your family for an emergency?
    • HOW can you can help in the event of a Public Health Emergency?

    To RSVP or to learn more details, please contact Jennifer Moorer, Public Information Officer, at 706-272-2125, x346, or email: jamoorer@dhr.state.ga.us

    MEETING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC—Refreshments provided!
  • Two rabies cases confirmed in Cherokee County this week

    Cherokee County Environmental Health Officials announced today that they recently received confirmation of rabies in both a raccoon and a fox. Additionally, a local woman is being treated for possible rabies exposure.

    Glendon Gordy of county environmental health said the incident involving the raccoon occurred on May 31 when the animal entered a residential yard on Cherrydale Lane in Woodstock and attacked two puppies.


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