Georgia Department of Health


This week the federal government said it's encouraged by a decline in overdose deaths from opioids. But, while the Georgia Department of Public Health and other state leaders said they are encouraged by the drop in deaths, they are not ready to call the decline a trend as Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar did.

“We are cautiously optimistic; however, it is too soon to know definitively if these decreases will continue over time,” DPH spokeswoman Nancy Nydam said.

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Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is joining the fight against the Zika virus. Public health officials say the world's busiest airport plays an important part in stopping the disease.