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Cameron County Employee Health Fair 2018

In appreciation of your hard work and dedication to Cameron County,
we invite you to join us!

NOVEMBER 8th
San Benito Annex
8:30AM - 11:30AM

&

NOVEMBER 9th
UTRGV: El Gran Salon
8:30AM - 11:30AM

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HEALTH ALERT!
Seasonal Influenza A (H3N2) Activity and Antiviral Treatment of Patients with Influenza
December 27, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing: 1) a notice about increased influenza A(H3N2) activity and its clinical implications; 2) a summary of influenza antiviral drug treatment recommendations; 3) an update about approved treatment drugs and supply this season; and 4) background information for patients about influenza treatment.

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HEALTH ALERT!
Increased Flea-borne (Murine) Typhus Activity in Texas
November 30, 2017

Due to increased reports of flea-borne (murine) typhus during 2017 from multiple areas of Texas, DSHS is requesting that healthcare providers increase their clinical suspicion for patients presenting with fever and one or more of the following: headache, myalgia, anorexia, rash, nausea/vomiting, thrombocytopenia, or any hepatic transaminase elevation. The diagnosis of flea-borne typhus relies on a high index of clinical suspicion and on results of specific laboratory tests.

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Older news ↴

  • Posted on September 21, 2016

    Press Release: First Travel-Related Case of Zika Disease Confirmed in Cameron County. Read More

  • Posted on September 15, 2016

    PSA: First Probable Zika Virus Disease Case in Cameron County. Read More

Cameron County Public Health

The Mission

Cameron County Department of Health and Human Services preserves, protects, and promotes the health and well-being of Cameron County residents through the provision of quality care that is accessible and affordable and focuses on disease prevention, community services, and emergency preparedness.

The Vision

Cameron County residents have access to public health and community services so that we all live and work in a healthier, safer, and prepared community.

The Credo

We strive to preserve, protect, and promote the health and well-being of Cameron County residents. We believe it is our mission to provide quality health care through the provision of services that are accessible, community based and focus on disease prevention, health promotion and health education. We believe in a vision that Cameron County residents should have access to public health and community services so that we all live and work in a healthier, safer, and prepared community. We believe employees must adhere to high standards of public service that emphasizes professionalism, courtesy, and avoidance of even the appearance of illegal or unethical conduct. We believe employees are expected to carry out efficiently the work items assigned as their responsibility to maintain good moral conduct, and to do their part in maintaining good relationships with the general public, with other governmental officials, with their supervisors, and with fellow employees. We believe employees are available to assist during any natural disaster or emergency. We believe in a commitment to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, handicap or veteran’s status.