Public Health Region 8 - Zoonosis Control
In Texas Public Health Region 8, we provide zoonosis control public health services in twenty-eight counties of south-central Texas. The purpose of the Zoonosis Control Program is to protect the health and well-being of Region 8 through the prevention and control of zoonotic diseases. Zoonotic diseases are sicknesses that can spread to humans from animals and/or insects.
How We Help You
The Zoonosis Control Program works to:
Identify, prevent, and control zoonotic diseases reported in the Region
Educate residents and medical, veterinary, and public health professionals about zoonotic diseases
Work with local, federal, and other state agencies on zoonotic disease control
Conduct surveillance activities for animal and insect diseases of public health concern
Support preparedness, response, and recovery efforts for public health emergencies
Perform risk assessments and make recommendations on prevention of rabies and other diseases.
Ensure compliance with state health and safety codes for rabies and animal control
We strive to keep you informed and safe
For Region 8, our activities include:
Investigate all reported cases of human, animal, and insect diseases in Region 8
Provide educational programs on disease prevention, medical testing, and surveillance
Assist healthcare providers and community stakeholders with rabies risk assessment and vaccination
Train animal control officers and other interested persons on rabies prevention, animal control laws, and animal welfare
Inspect animal shelters that quarantine rabies suspects to ensure they meet the standards for animal control and rabies laws
Partner with community task force programs concerned with zoonotic and insect-transmitted diseases
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Have a question? Reach out to our department for assistance.
Amanda Kieffer, DVM, MPH
7430 Louis Pasteur
San Antonio, TX 78229