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Shellfish growing areas closed

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 11:23am
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has closed shellfish growing waters in Baldwin County. Area III is closed. This includes Bon Secour Bay and Navy Cove.

Lowndes County Community Survey set for May 22-24

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:28am
>Representatives from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and the local community will be conducting household surveys of residents in Lowndes County from May 22 to May 24.

Should you be tested for hepatitis? May 19 is National Hepatitis Testing Day

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:06am
May is Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19 is National Hepatitis Testing Day in the United States. Millions of Americans have chronic viral hepatitis and most of them do not know they are infected.

Alabama recognizes National EMS Week

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 9:07am
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) and Alabama State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris invite Alabamians to recognize and celebrate National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, observed this year on May 21–25.

ADPH to conduct TB testing in Auburn May 17

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:12pm
On May 9, Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) officials notified Auburn University of plans to investigate a case of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) identified in a student enrolled on the Auburn campus.

Public Health leader Kratina Cunningham honored

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 1:20pm
Kratina (Tina) Cunningham of the Southwestern District of the Alabama Department of Public Health was awarded the Virginia Kendrick Award which recognizes an individual who has provided notable service to the people of Alabama while serving in a supporting role in the field of public health.

ADPH issues synthetic cannabinoids alert; severe bleeding is a dangerous side effect

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:49am
The Alabama Department of Public Health cautions the public about the hazards of synthetic cannabinoids after the Illinois Department of Public Health linked serious complications including death to their use.

ADPH reviews uveal melanoma cases associated with Auburn University

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 4:04pm
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is working in conjunction with Auburn University to review cases of uveal melanoma among former Auburn students and employees in the area.

Areas reopened to oyster harvesting

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:28am
State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris announced today the reopening of portions of Mobile Bay that were temporarily closed to the harvesting of oysters on April 19, 2018.

Rabid raccoon bites two in Montgomery, prompting heightened rabies warning and need to vaccinate pets

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 4:40pm
A raccoon that bit two individuals in the Chisholm neighborhood in north Montgomery over the past weekend has tested positive for the rabies virus, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) confirmed.

Maintaining your septic tank system protects your health and the environment

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 9:05am
About half of Alabama residences have an onsite sewage disposal system to collect, treat and dispose of wastewater.

Shellfish growing areas closed

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:12pm
The Alabama Department of Public Health has closed shellfish growing waters in Baldwin and Mobile counties. Areas I, II, III, IV, V and VI are closed.

Scale Back Alabama announces 2018 prize winners

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:08am
Eighteen men and women from across the state won cash prizes in the team grand prize drawing for Scale Back Alabama participants. In addition, the names of 40 individuals were randomly selected to win cash prizes for their weight loss of 10 pounds or more.

Areas reopened to oyster harvesting

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 3:26pm
State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris announced today the reopening of portions of Mobile Bay that were temporarily closed to the harvesting of oysters on March 17, 2018.

‘Alabama Goes Teal’ campaign raises awareness of sexual violence

Tue, 03/27/2018 - 11:07am
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is partnering with the Alabama Coalition Against Rape (ACAR) to unveil Alabama’s own campaign, “Alabama Goes Teal,” to increase statewide awareness about sexual violence and to engage the general public regarding prevention options and victim services.

Chicks and ducklings may pose risks of illness

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 3:09pm
This month marks the beginning of spring and Easter is just around the corner. Families across the state are preparing to celebrate the anticipated holiday with fun festivities, egg hunts and more – including gifting adorable chicks and ducklings to small children.

Some areas reopened to oyster harvesting

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 2:47pm
State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris announced today the reopening of portions of Mobile Bay that were temporarily closed to the harvesting of oysters on March 17, 2018. This includes Bon Secour Bay and Heron Bay. The order was effective at 9 a.m., March 21, 2018.

Follow safety precautions after spring storms

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 12:00pm
State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris urges all Alabamians in areas affected by damaging storms and resulting power outages to follow all health and safety warnings communicated through the news media.

Shellfish growing areas closed

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:43am
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has closed shellfish growing waters in Baldwin and Mobile counties.

Areas reopened to oyster harvesting

Thu, 03/15/2018 - 3:15pm
State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris announced the reopening of portions of Mobile Bay that were temporarily closed to the harvesting of oysters on February 12, 2018.

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