2018 News Releases

11-16-18
Shellfish growing areas closed

11-15-18
Infant mortality rate in Alabama is lowest ever in 2017; decrease seen in both black and white infant deaths

11-14-18
Alabama to observe National Rural Health Day

11-14-18
Great American Smokeout is November 15

11-08-18
Influenza is serious; flu shots recommended for those 6 months of age and older

11-05-18
WIC programs receive National Loving Support Award

11-01-18
Alabama public water systems receive water fluoridation quality awards

10-26-18
Eating Halloween candy doesn’t have to result in dental decay

10-24-18
No evidence of uveal melanoma cluster among Auburn University students and employees

10-19-18
Health Department warns residents of scam calls

10-18-18
'Share Your Smile with Alabama’ 2019 photo campaign open to third graders statewide

10-17-18
Areas reopened to oyster harvesting

10-10-18
Shellfish growing areas closed

10-09-18
Follow hurricane safety precautions

10-05-18
Fox bite reported in residential area of Fairhope; raccoon bite in hospital parking lot

10-05-18
Update provided regarding outbreak at Ventress Correctional Facility

09-28-18
Agencies investigate outbreak at Ventress Correctional Facility

09-28-18
Alabama clinic recognized for success in immunizing adolescents

09-20-18
Areas reopened to oyster harvesting

09-12-18
SepticSmart Week reminds homeowners about proper care and maintenance of septic tanks

09-12-18
Areas reopened to oyster harvesting

09-10-18
ADPH investigates outbreak associated with eggs from Alabama farm

09-06-18
Infant Mortality Reduction Summit scheduled for September 14

09-04-18
WIC Program seeks public comment about 2019 State Plan

09-04-18
Shellfish growing areas closed

08-27-18
ADPH conducts investigation following accidental chemical ingestion in Muscle Shoals feed store

08-20-18
Shellfish growing areas closed

08-15-18
Fox bite reported in rural Loxley

08-13-18
Mosquito bite and other protection measures urged as West Nile and Zika virus reported in Alabama residents

08-09-18
Alabama Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics, Reach Out and Read-Alabama, and Alabama Department of Public Health promote healthy bedtime routines through ‘Brush, Book, Bed’

08-03-18
Multiple Alabama counties experience pertussis outbreak

08-02-18
Make sure your preteens and teens get recommended vaccinations

07-26-18
Areas reopened to oyster harvesting

07-24-18
Has your onsite sewage system failed? Be sure to contact your county health department

07-20-18
Shellfish growing waters closed

07-09-18
Two fox bites reported in Robertsdale City Limits

06-28-18
WIC income guidelines increase; Are you eligible?

06-28-18
ADPH offers recommendations to prevent infectious disease outbreaks at camp

06-15-18
Other rabid foxes confirmed in densely populated areas of Baldwin County

06-15-18
Do not enter bodies of water if you have cuts or abrasions; if injured, clean wound at once to reduce risk of infection

06-14-18
Training will assist professionals conduct child abuse and death investigations

06-06-18
Men: Make your health a priority, especially during Men’s Health Month

06-05-18
Public health leaders honored

05-25-18
Areas reopened to oyster harvesting

05-24-18
Make preparations in advance of tropical storms; be aware of potential hazards

05-24-18
Alabama Department of Public Health issues 2018 fish consumption advisories

05-24-18
Recognition and extra precautions are needed to prevent heat illnesses

05-23-18
Tips From Former Smokers® campaign encourages Alabamians to quit

05-22-18
Rabid foxes prompt heightened rabies warning in Baldwin County

05-21-18
Take precautions to prevent tick and mosquito-borne diseases

05-18-18
Shellfish growing areas closed

05-18-18
Lowndes County Community Survey set for May 22-24

05-18-18
Should you be tested for hepatitis? May 19 is National Hepatitis Testing Day

05-18-18
Alabama recognizes National EMS Week

05-11-18
ADPH to conduct TB testing in Auburn May 17

05-11-18
Public Health leader Kratina Cunningham honored

05-08-18
ADPH issues synthetic cannabinoids alert; severe bleeding is a dangerous side effect

05-04-18
ADPH reviews uveal melanoma cases associated with Auburn University

04-27-18
Areas reopened to oyster harvesting

04-25-18
Rabid raccoon bites two in Montgomery, prompting heightened rabies warning and need to vaccinate pets

04-20-18
Maintaining your septic tank system protects your health and the environment

04-19-18
Shellfish growing areas closed

04-18-18
Scale Back Alabama announces 2018 prize winners

03-28-18
Areas reopened to oyster harvesting

03-27-18
‘Alabama Goes Teal’ campaign raises awareness of sexual violence

03-23-18
Chicks and ducklings may pose risks of illness

03-21-18
Some areas reopened to oyster harvesting

03-20-18
Follow safety precautions after spring storms

03-19-18
Shellfish growing areas closed

03-15-18
Areas reopened to oyster harvesting

03-14-18
Alabama public health social workers honored with statewide awards

03-02-18
Shellfish growing areas closed

03-01-18
Areas reopened to oyster harvesting

02-28-18
‘Share Your Smile with Alabama’ photo campaign winners announced

02-23-18
ADPH to hold free TB testing event February 27

02-22-18
Dr. Scott Harris appointed state health officer

02-20-18
ADPH to hold meeting and conduct tuberculosis testing at Walter Wellborn Elementary and High Schools

02-16-18
‘Through With Chew Week’ highlights dangers of spit tobacco use

02-12-18
Shellfish growing areas closed

02-06-18
ADPH announces HPV video contest winners

01-24-18
Attorney General Steve Marshall, Mental Health Commissioner Lynn Beshear and Acting State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris announce issuance of Opioid Council report

01-17-18
ADPH to hold special flu shot clinics

01-16-18
ADPH to hold special flu shot clinics

01-16-18
Follow safety precautions during cold weather emergencies

01-11-18
Scale Back Alabama kicks off its 12th year

01-11-18
Avoid getting and spreading the flu to others; telephone your health care provider unless symptoms are severe

01-04-18
January is Radon Action Month; ADPH offers free radon test kits