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DSHS is closing the investigation into cases of fungal meningitis linked to surgery done in Matamoros, Mexico earlier this year. The most recent Texas case associated with this outbreak developed symptoms in May and it was reported to public health...
EMS Scholarship Program Attracts and Retains Personnel in Texas
The Texas Department of State Health Services’ Emergency Medical Services Scholarship Program has helped attract EMS personnel in Texas, contributing to an increase of 6,000 certified professionals in the last three years.
Health Alert: Confirmed Case of Measles - August 2023
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is reporting a confirmed case of measles in a resident of McCulloch County. The last confirmed measles case in Texas was in June 2023 in Hood County.
Texas Launches Effort to Reduce Opioid-Related Deaths in Pregnancy with Houston Summit
The Texas Department of State Health Services today hosted a TexasAIM summit focused on reducing deaths and injuries of pregnant women and new mothers due to opioid and other substance use. The 600 in-person and virtual attendees heard from state and...
Health Advisory: Animal Rabies Health Advisory – Public Health Region 8
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Public Health Region 8 has seen an increase in skunks testing positive for rabies in Victoria County and surrounding areas. The south-central skunk rabies variant is endemic to Texas, and...
Health Advisory: Fungal Meningitis Outbreak – Change in Clinical Guidance
This is an update to the Texas Department of State Health Services Health Alert issued on May 23, 2023.
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local public health departments...
No-cost healthcare at five RGV sites during Operation Border Health Preparedness
No-cost health clinics will be available for residents of South Texas during next week’s Operation Border Health Preparedness, an exercise conducted annually by the Texas Department of State Health Services and its partners to prepare for public...
Texas Reports First West Nile Case of 2023
Public health officials have confirmed the state’s first case of illness caused by West Nile virus in 2023. Dallas County Health and Human Services reported that a resident of Dallas County has been diagnosed with West Nile neuroinvasive disease.
Health Advisory: Locally Acquired Malaria Case
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has been notified of a case of malaria diagnosed in a Texas resident who has not traveled outside the country or state. Clinicians should consider malaria in patients with fever or other compatible...
State Health Officials Provide Hot Weather Precautions
With excessive heat warnings in effect for most Texas residents, the Texas Department of State Health Services urges people to be aware of the signs of heat illness and take precautions to protect themselves from heat exhaustion and heat stroke.