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Stay up to date on news and health issues that impact Texas. Our news releases, news updates, health alerts, and health advisories keep you in the know about public health in Texas.

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Stay up to date on news and health issues that impact Texas. Our news releases, news updates, health alerts, and health advisories keep you in the know about public health in Texas.

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News Release
News Release
June 17, 2024

New Data Tools Provide Insights on Maternal and Child Health

Beginning today, Texans have new tools to understand conditions around maternal and child health in the state. The Texas Department of State Health Services has launched new public data dashboards on maternal health and infant health as part of its...

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News Release
May 17, 2024

DSHS Commissioner Appoints Seven to Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee

Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner Jennifer Shuford, MD, MPH, has appointed seven new members to the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee, effective June 1. Legislation signed into law last year added seven new...

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News Release
May 7, 2024

DSHS Urges Residents to Take Health Precautions Following East Texas Flooding

The Texas Department of State Health Services is providing health precautions as East Texas residents return to areas affected by heavy rains and flooding.

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Health Alert
May 1, 2024

HEALTH ADVISORY: Test patients with symptoms consistent with Cyclospora infection

State health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration are currently preparing for the annual Cyclospora outbreak season that runs from May to August. In 2023, Texas had more than 800 reported...

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News Release
April 1, 2024

DSHS Reports First Human Case of Avian Influenza in Texas

The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed a human case of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus in Texas. The case was identified in a person who had direct exposure to dairy cattle presumed to be infected with avian influenza.

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Health Alert
April 1, 2024

Health Alert: First Case of Novel Influenza A (H5N1) in Texas, March 2024

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is reporting the first human case of novel avian influenza A(H5N1) in Texas. The patient became ill following contact with dairy cows presumed to be infected with avian influenza. The patient’s...

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News Updates
March 28, 2024

Notice of Public Hearing on 2026-2027 Biennium LAR

This public hearing will be webcast. Members of the public may attend the public hearing in person at the address above or access a live stream of the public hearing at https://texashhsmeetings.org/HHSWebcast. Select the tab for Moreton M-100 Live on...

News Release
News Release
March 11, 2024

Texas Health Centers Expand Services Thanks to $19.3 Million in Grants

Health centers across Texas are offering expanded services to underserved and uninsured Texans after completing projects funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services Federally Qualified Health Center Incubator Program last year. A total of...

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News Release
March 8, 2024

Texas Tobacco Quitline Service Enhancements Will Help Texans Overcome Addiction

Texans overcoming tobacco addiction can now access more cessation tools through the Texas Department of State Health Services’ Texas Tobacco Quitline. The Texas Legislature approved an additional $2 million in funding for the program last year...

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News Release
March 6, 2024

Recall of Donated Ground Beef Products

DSHS is announcing that Trophy Buck, Inc. has recalled approximately 72,000 pounds of frozen raw ground beef donated last year in Bexar and Montgomery counties because it was not produced under state or federal inspection.

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