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Texas reports year's first West Nile Case

August 13, 2019

Public health officials have confirmed the state’s first case of illness caused by West Nile virus in 2019. 

Free health services available in South Texas next week

July 17, 2019

Operation Lone Star, the annual emergency preparedness exercise coordinated by the Texas Department of State Health Services, returns to six South Texas sites July 22-26.

Get “Texas Ready” for hurricanes, other disasters

July 8, 2019

Preparedness effort aimed at being ready before disaster strikes

DSHS reminds Texans to avoid sick or dead wildlife

June 27, 2019

DSHS is sharing steps people can take to protect against naturally-occurring anthrax.

DSHS hosts presentation on medication to treat opioid use disorder.

June 20, 2019

A presentation on GetWaiveredTX, a DSHS program to expand the tools available to health care providers for opioid treatment.

Warm, Wet Weather Heightens West Nile Concern in Texas

May 23, 2019

A mild winter, even by Texas standards, means public health officials are on guard for a possible increase in West Nile virus cases this year.

Texas Reports 10 Measles Cases for 2019

March 6, 2019

The Texas Department of State Health Services is now reporting 10 measles cases in the state in 2019, one more than Texas saw all of last year.

Vaccine Airdrops to Combat Rabies Resume Along Border

Jan. 9, 2019

The successful Oral Rabies Vaccination Program resumes flights today in its annual mission to control rabies in the state.

Last updated August 13, 2019