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Health Department Statement about Hepatitis “A” case at Panera Bread in Montgomery

Carter Hil Road location.

Here is the complete statement from the Alabama Department of Public Health: Hepatitis A virus identified in a food handler in Montgomery The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), in cooperation with Panera Bread in Montgomery, is investigating a food handler who is infected with hepatitis A virus. As a preventative measure, ADPH is suggesting customers who consumed food, whether…

Suspected Cancer Cluster at Auburn University

State Health Department says it was not a cluster after all

  Alabama Department of Public Health News Release: The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), working in conjunction with Auburn University, has conducted a review of cases of uveal melanoma among former Auburn students and employees. Based on the best available information, the study did not identify a cancer cluster among Auburn students and employees from 1980 through 2017. Uveal…

Experts Warn Public After Recent Alabama Fox Attacks

According to a statement released by Alabama Department of Public Health, two people have been attacked by foxes believed to be carrying rabies in Baldwin County within the last week. One of those cases occurred on July 6th, when a fox attacked a young teen and her dog, before running off. The second incident happened the day after, when a…

County Health Departments Offering Free Flu Vaccinations

As flu continues to spread across the state, Alabama Department of Public Health steps up to help communities battle the flu bug

1/1IMG_0592 Show Caption Hide Caption The flu continues to spread at a high rate across Alabama, and medical experts say the best prevention is still the flu shot. Nurse practitioner Pamela Ingram is seeing her fair share of flu patients. “More and more cases everyday,” Ingram said. She says influenza cases are being diagnosed daily at Greenville’s Stabler Clinic. “A…

Alabama Department of Public Health Building New Facilities in Prattville

$30 million project bringing laboratory, training center to Legends Park

1/2Untitled Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Untitled2 Show Caption Hide Caption The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is bringing a multi-million dollar investment to the City of Prattville. Acting State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris says the department is building two new facilities at Legends Park.  One, a state-of-the-art clinical laboratory, the other, a training center. In all, it will…

Infant Mortality High in Alabama Despite Improvement

New statistics show Alabama’s infant death rate remains high despite improvement. State health officials say the rate of 8.3 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2015 reflects an improvement from the year before. But the state rate is still well above the U.S. average of 5.4 deaths. The statistics also show black babies are far more likely to die young…

Law Allows People, Businesses to Keep Epi Pens on Hand

Alabama Department of Public Health officials say a new law allows people and businesses to keep epinephrine injectors on hand in case of an allergic reaction. Department officials said in a statement Wednesday that a new state law allows people and organizations including camps, child care centers, restaurants and others to keep single-dose epinephrine auto-injectors on hand in case someone…

Students Receive Zika Virus Coloring Books in Alabama

According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are currently 544 cases of Zika in the continental United States. The growing threat has health experts in Alabama turning to an unconventional method to get the public aware, one that’s full of color. The Alabama Department of Public Health is distributing coloring books to educate children throughout the state about the…

Alabama Has a Plan to Protect Against Zika Virus

Alabama will never wipe out its mosquito population – which might literally bite for some. Alabama Department of Public Health officials believe they have a plan for residence to protect themselves from the Zika virus, which is becoming more prevalent in South and Central America along with some American territories including Puerto Rico. State officials are aggressively moving forward to…