Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
February 13, 2008
Tifton -- Hemolytic Ureic Syndrome has hit Tift county, and parents very are concerned for their children's health. "It's my child. It's my only child. So I think all parents should take precaution," said Kim Taylor.
"It is very rare. I have been here seven years, and this is the only two cases that we have seen in that period of time," said Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Tibisay Villalobos-Fry.
The symptoms of this bacteria are very similar to the stomach flu, but the main difference lies in its severity. "Because it enters the colon, the intestines seem to be more severe. They have inflammation and they get bloody stool, said Dr. Villalobos-Fry.
This particular bacteria can be found in animal and human feces. "So whenever you have contaminated feces, then you can get it. When it happens to be food, it could be vegetables and meat that were contaminated with the bacteria," said Dr. Villalobos-Fry.
Two children have been infected with H.U.S. so far. "One case was in November, late November. The other was in February. There was no common ground or no common source. They didn't share anything. Their seems to be no relationship," said Dr. Villalobos-Fry.
And doctors want to make sure their isn't a third. "The best treatment is prevention. When you have meat it needs to be fully cooked," said Dr. Villalobos-Fry.
"Mothers should keep sanitation solution in their purses," said Taylor.
"Always hygiene is the best prevention," said Dr. Villalobos-Fry. So your child won't be next.
H.U.S. is not uncommon in the state of Georgia. Last year there were 13 cases that were diagnosed all over the state. None of those were in Southwest Georgia.