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Earlier this week, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) confirmed a raccoon to be positive for rabies after it attacked a person on a walking trail near a subdivision on Fox Hollow Road in Cullman. 

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The Cullman County Health Department is preparing some significant upgrades at its Logan Avenue headquarters in west Cullman; changes funded by the Centers for Disease Control and aimed at better equipping the facility to conduct testing and vaccinations for airborne illnesses.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — With Alabama trailing the nation in COVID-19 vaccinations, infections rising and the governor refusing incentives to encourage more people to get shots, state prisons are offering $5 canteen credits to inmates to encourage more inoculations.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Cases of COVID-19 are rising exponentially in Alabama's largest metro area because a new, highly contagious variant is spreading among the unvaccinated, and public places should consider a return to requiring face masks, the head of the area health department said Thursday.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama is suffering a "self-inflicted wound" from COVID-19, with hospitals again filling up as the state trails the nation in vaccinations and pandemic precautions like face masks and social distancing are all but forgotten, a health leader said Tuesday.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Hospital Association said that 94% of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 did not get vaccinated against the virus as the group announced a new initiative to encourage more people to get the shots.