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Operation Lone Star 2018 is coming to south Texas
It's an emergency preparedness excercise to help us get ready for disasters.
Posted on July 10, 2018
Offering FREE medical services to the communities with help from hundreds of local service groups and volunteers.
Some of the services provided are:
- Immunizations for Children
- Diabetic Screening
- Blood Pressure screening
- Hearing and Vision screenings
- Sport Physicals
- In Brownsville and San Juan: Dental services and vision exams for prescription glasses for adults and children.
- In Rio Grande City: Preventive dental services for school-age children and younger.
For more information, contact us at (956) 247-3685, or dial 2-1-1.
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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.