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CCPH is reminding you to Protect Your Pets from Rabies
March 08, 2018
Cameron County Public Health is offering a low-cost Rabies vaccine until April 26th! Take advantage of this oppurtunity at a location near you!
Click the link to view the full schedule and locations. →
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.
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.