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Investigation Update: Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium

Date: Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Source:  Texas Department of State Health Services & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, “The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal, state and local agencies continue to investigate a multistate outbreak of salmonellosis caused by Salmonella serotype Typhimurium. There have been 474 cases of the bacterial illness reported from 43 states since early September, including six from Texas that occurred in October, November and December. The six Texas cases are from Galveston, Harris, Tarrant (2), Travis and Willacy counties.”

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Protect Against Diseases when Hunting or Enjoying Outdoor Activities

Date: Monday, December 8th, 2008

Source: Texas Department of State Health Services

Cooler weather entices thousands of Texans outdoors to enjoy hunting, hiking, camping and other activities.

“But billions of critters that can carry disease-causing germs will be out there as well,” said Guy Moore, a wildlife biologist with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). “Outdoor activities bring a greater risk of exposure to diseases transmitted by fleas, ticks and mosquitoes and other animals.”

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2-1-1 Connects Hurricane Victims with Health, Human Services Programs

Date: Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Source(s): FEMA

By dialing 2-1-1, Texans affected by Hurricane Ike can be connected to health and human services programs available in their communities. An alternate toll-free number for the same hotline is 1-800-644-1917.

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West Nile in Texas

Date: Monday, October 6th, 2008

Source(s): Texas Department of State Health Services

DSHS has confirmed 33 human cases of neuroinvasive West Nile in Texas residents this year. Counties with cases are: Brazos (4), Dallas (3), Denton, El Paso (17), Frio, Harris, Jefferson, Smith, Tarrant (3) and Travis.

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Resources for Hurricane Ike Evacuees

Date: Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Source(s): Texas Department of State Health Services

Information on: Food Stamps, Community Assistance, Mental Health Crisis Counseling Services, Helpful Numbers, State Government Agencies, Federal Programs.

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More Hurricane Ike related information from TDSHS:

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/preparedness/hurricanes.shtm

Disaster Recovery Resources from Texas EDEN:

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/disaster-information-recovery.php