Georgia records eighth flu death of the 2018-19 season: An eighth person has died from the flu in Georgia since late September, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. The latest fatality occurred during the week of Jan. 20-26. Six of the victims have been 65 or older; another was in the age 50-64 category; and the final one was between the ages of 5 and 17.
During the same week, 24 people were hospitalized with the flu, bringing the total to 840. No outbreaks were reported during the week, however.
Georgia continues to be designated as having a widespread flu outbreak.
Georgia Highlands College will be hosting several information sessions throughout the year to help students interested in a degree in dental hygiene get started. All of the information sessions are free and open to the public and will be held from 6 until 7 p.m. in room 272 at GHC’s Heritage Hall in downtown Rome. In addition to learning more about the program, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the application process, take a tour of the facilities, and ask dental hygiene faculty questions about the program. Recent attendance to one of the information sessions is required before students can apply to the program. Attendees will be given an attendance certificate at the end of their session to include with their application packet. The schedule:
- Thursday, Feb. 7. If students are interested in applying in 2019, please be aware this is the last information session before the application deadline of March 1.
- Tuesday April 23.
- Thursday July 25.
- Tuesday Sept. 10.
- Thursday Nov. 14.
- For more: GHC’s dental hygiene office at 706-295-6760.