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West Nile Virus

Date: February 5th, 2015

The bite from just one West Nile infected mosquito is enough to transfer the disease to a human. Find out more facts and preventative measures here!


Mosquito Workshops

Date: February 4th, 2015

Nine workshops targeting mosquitoes and vector-borne diseases have been planned across the state. They are geared toward municipality, city and health personnel, but anyone is welcome to attend.

Map of mosquito workshop locations (PDF)

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Facts about West Nile Virus »

Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Date: January 21st, 2015

There are four steps every individual or family must take to plan and prepare for a disaster that may occur in their geographical location. Flu season isn’t over; are you prepared?



Preparing for Winter Storms

Date: January 15th, 2015

In Texas, we don’t think about preparing for harsh winter storms. However, it is important to have a plan and supplies in place in the event that we do have a cold blast.



The Flu: Take a Temperature

Date: January 13th, 2015

The flu can have a high fever; therefore, it is good to know how to measure your own and other’s temperature.



Don’t Get Caught Out in the Cold!

Date: January 8th, 2015

Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can cause serious injury or illness. Whether you are outside, or inside of a home during a winter storm, there are precautions that should be taken to ensure your health and safety.



Winter Storms: Safety Tips for Heating Your Home

Date: January 6th, 2015

If a severe winter storm causes a power outage for multiple days, how will you heat your home? Now is the time to start thinking of resources you can use and planning ahead.



Winter Weather Safety and Awareness

Date: December 30th, 2014

Texans don’t expect it much, but winter storms, ice, and snow are winter weather threats that we should all be prepared for. The National Weather Service offers more information and tools.


Christmas Tree and Holiday Lights

Date: December 23rd, 2014

The winter holiday season should be a joyous time of year. However, certain types of fires and injuries associated with holiday decorating are much more common during this season.



Holiday Traveling Safety

Date: December 18th, 2014

Texas A&M Public Health has created a short video about ensuring that your safety while traveling during the holiday season.