News & Alerts

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.

News & Alerts

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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Health Advisory
Health Advisory
February 23, 2024

Health Advisory: Increase in Invasive Meningococcal Disease February 23, 2024

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is reporting an increase of invasive meningococcal disease cases since November 2023.

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News Updates
February 23, 2024

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE For FISCAL YEARS 2025-2029 STRATEGIC PLAN

PUBLIC HEARING For FISCAL YEARS 2025-2029 STRATEGIC PLAN will be held April 3, 2024 at 2:00 pm in the Public Hearing Room M-100, First Floor, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin.

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News Updates
February 9, 2024

News Update: Listeria Outbreak Linked to Queso Fresco

Public health officials are warning people not to eat cheese and yogurt products subject to a recent recall by Rizo-López Foods. Listeria infections linked to the products have caused at least 26 reported illnesses including two deaths in the U.S...

News Release
News Release
January 22, 2024

Texas Launches New Respiratory Virus Dashboard, Report

The Texas Department of State Health Services has launched new data tools to let people keep tabs on respiratory viruses in Texas. A respiratory virus dashboard accessible through DSHS’s Texas Health Data site shows trends in illnesses from influenza...

News Release
News Release
January 8, 2024

DSHS’s Annual Oral Rabies Vaccine Bait Airdrop Marks 30 Years

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the Texas Department of State Health Services’ Oral Rabies Vaccination Program in South Texas, with airdrop flights kicking off Tuesday, Jan. 9 from Edinburg in Hidalgo County. The program has successfully...

Health Advisory
Health Advisory
December 12, 2023

Health Advisory: Mpox Caused by Human-to-Human Transmission of Monkeypox Virus Clade I with Geographic Spread in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

With the increased number and geographical spread of mpox cases caused by Clade I monkeypox virus (MPXV) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) recommends clinicians and public health...

Health Advisory
Health Advisory
November 15, 2023

Health Advisory: High Blood Lead Levels in Texas Children Consuming Recalled Cinnamon Applesauce Pouches

State health departments, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating reports of children with high blood lead levels linked to certain fruit pouches containing cinnamon. In...

News Release
News Release
November 15, 2023

Health Department Alerts Public About Cinnamon Applesauce Recall

Recalled applesauce may contain extremely high concentrations of lead

The Texas Department of State Health Services today issued a health advisory connected to several brands of cinnamon applesauce and cinnamon apple puree sold in pouches that may...

News Release
News Release
October 19, 2023

Grant Will Improve Drug Use Data, Prevention in Texas

A nearly $4 million grant will help Texas implement policies and programs to prevent the use of dangerous drugs like fentanyl. The Texas Department of State Health Services and Texas Health and Human Services Commission are partnering to create new...

Health Advisory
Health Advisory
October 2, 2023

Health Advisory: Red Tide Along Texas Gulf Coast

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is notifying the public of a harmful algal bloom, or red tide, caused by Karenia brevis along the Texas Gulf Coast, including the upper coast around Galveston Bay. People should exercise caution...

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