• VDH Celebrates Public Health Week

    Public Health Week is April 3rd - 9th. Did you know that Virginia’s history of improving public health goes right back to the first colonists?    In 1610, three years after Jamestown was founded, the first sanitation law was passed. By the mid-1630s and beyond, colonists were thinking about collecting vital statistics and regulating the practice of medicine.…Read more

  • Keep Yourself and Your Pets Safe from Rabies

    When you’re out enjoying the warm weather, keep yourself and your pets safe from rabies. The weather is getting warmer and if you find yourself enjoying more time outdoors, it’s a good time for a reminder to know how to protect yourself and your pets from animals that could carry rabies.   Most people have heard of rabies, a…Read more

  • World Tuberculosis Day

    Tuberculosis (TB) hasn’t left us. While the world has come a long way from the days when one in every seven people died from the disease, it’s still important to recognize that TB can sicken and kill people in the U.S. and beyond. TB is the 13th leading cause of death worldwide.  On March 24, we recognize World…Read more

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