Flu refuses to wane, has now killed 66 in Georgia
Georgia’s flu-related death toll this season now stands at 66, with two confirmed child deaths, according to the state’s Department of Public Health. The agency total means that 15 more deaths in the state were confirmed during the week of Jan. 28 through Feb. 3, the latest for which... Read more
No major shortage of flu drugs, but pharmacies face supply gap
This flu season — the worst in several years – has stretched the supply chain of flu drugs to the limit. Drug stores have scrambled to keep up with demand for the antiviral flu drug Tamiflu and its generic brand, and that’s resulting in spot shortages, especially for the... Read more
Georgia’s flu death toll now at 51; season’s peak is still ahead
Georgia now has 51 confirmed flu-related deaths, up from 37 on Wednesday and 25 just a week ago. The state Department of Public Health also reported Friday that there were 120 hospitalizations due to influenza infection in the eight-county metro Atlanta region during the week of Jan. 21 through... Read more
Flu death toll in Georgia rises to 37; first pediatric fatality reported
Georgia’s number of influenza-related deaths has now reached 37, and state health officials say that the brutal flu season may not yet have peaked. The deaths, up from the 25 total reported Friday, include a child who was between ages 12 and 18, Public Health officials said Wednesday. That... Read more
Telemedicine spreading in Georgia, but there’s still much room to grow
Telemedicine is expanding in Georgia, yet there’s still ‘’a long way to go’’ before it reaches its full potential, the state’s Public Health commissioner said Tuesday. Dr. Patrick O’Neal said access to health care in rural Georgia ‘’is a challenge for all of us.” But telemedicine, he said, is... Read more

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