• 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.


  • NOT TOO LATE FOR H1N1 FLU SHOT

    February is the peak of the flu season, and it is not too late to get your H1N1 flu shot.  H1N1 flu vaccine is available at your local county health department.  Also, children under age 10 who received a first dose of H1N1 vaccine need a second dose.  H1N1 vaccine is free to individuals, so get your H1N1 flu shot from your county health department right away.

    Together, we can fight the flu. Call 1-888-H1N1-INFO (
    1-888-4161-4636) for more information.

    Influenza is unpredictable and officials do not know the likelihood of a future wave of H1N1 flu. However, vaccination is the most important step in protecting against influenza.

  • GILMER COUNTY REPORTS FIRST RABIES CASE OF 2010

    The Gilmer County Environmental Health Office announced today that an area skunk has tested positive for rabies, making this the first rabies case in the county for 2010.
  • Fannin County skunk tests positive for rabies: Unvaccinated dogs exposed

    skunkFannin County Environmental Health officials announced today that a skunk from the area has tested positive for rabies.

    According to Shannon Bradburn of Fannin County Environmental Health, a resident on Daves Road off Highway 60 in Morganton heard his dogs yelping on the night of December 25 and he went outside to investigate. The resident saw a skunk attacking his female dog and her two puppies, so he retrieved his gun and killed the skunk.

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