Mumps Virus Disease Information
- January 19, 2017 - Mumps Advisory for Colleges and Universities from the Georgia Department of Public Health
- Georgia Department of Public Health - Mumps Information
Zika Virus Disease Information
- December 14, 2016 - CDC Health Advisory
- August 30, 2016 - Letter from Brenda Fitzgerald, Commissioner and State Health Officer, Georgia Department of Public Health
Infection Prevention Tips
Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.
Cover your cough
Many respiratory diseases can be spread person-to-person by respiratory droplets. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing or coughing. If a tissue is not available, sneeze or cough into your sleeve to contain the droplets (don't sneeze or cough into your hands).
What are everyday preventive actions?
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
- If an outbreak of flu or another illness occurs, follow public health advice. This may include information about how to increase distance between people and other measures.
- If you begin to feel sick while at work, go home as soon as possible.