• 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.


  • Rabies exposure and potential exposure to Gilmer County residents this week

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    raccoon
    One person was exposed to rabies and another was potentially rabies exposed in Gilmer County this week in connection with two separate raccoon attacks to dogs.

    According to Andrea Wheeler, Gilmer County Environmental Health Manager, both raccoons tested positive for rabies on July 28 after they each attacked domestic dogs in two separate incidents in which a woman was exposed to rabies and a man was potentially exposed to the deadly disease.
  • Gilmer County Man exposed to rabid fox

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    Red Fox
    credits: Wikipedia
    A man was exposed to a fox that later tested positive for rabies on February Lane off Old Highway 5 North in Ellijay, according to Andrea Wheeler of Gilmer County Environmental Health. The resident encountered the fox on July 16, 2009 and the fox tested positive for rabies on July 23, 2009.

  • TICK….TICK….TICK…

    Tick GraphicYou might be surprised to learn that ticks transmit more diseases and cause more illnesses in the United States than any other type of disease vector including mosquitoes. In fact, seven distinct clinical diseases are transmitted by ticks and five occur in Georgia including Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
  • TECH 102 CONTRACTOR TRAINING

    AN 8-HOUR GEORGIA SEPTIC CONTRACTOR CEU COURSE WILL BE PRESENTED ON FRIDAY, JULY 10th AT THE AMERICAN LEGION POST LOCATED AT 118 NORTH GLENWOOD AVENUE IN DALTON, GA.

    THIS COURSE IS PROVIDED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA ONSITE SEWAGE PROGRAM AND IS INTENDED FOR CONTRACTORS NEEDING CEU CREDITS TO MAINTAIN THEIR CERTIFICATION TO INSTALL SEPTIC SYSTEMS IN GEORGIA.

    INTERESTED PARTIES MAY CALL 770-229-3477, REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.UGAONSITE.COM, OR SIMPLY REGISTER AT THE CLASS BEFORE 8 AM ON JULY 10TH.

    FEE FOR REGISTERING THE DAY OF THE CONFERENCE IS $145.

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