DCHHS Health Advisory: Increase
in Cyclospora Infections
Since July 8, 2015, 14 confirmed Cyclospora infections have
been reported to Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS).
DCHHS Health Advisory (#2): West
Nile Virus Dallas County Health and Human
Services (DCHHS) is reporting the first human case of West
Nile Virus (WNV) infection confirmed in Dallas County for
this season. This resident of zip code 75217 was diagnosed
with West Nile Fever (WNF).
06/11/15 CDC Health Advisory:
The purpose of this HAN Advisory is to provide updated guidance
to state health departments and healthcare providers in the
evaluation of patients for MERS-CoV infection, which have
been revised in light of the current situation in the Republic
06/02/15 CDC Health Advisory:
Highly-pathogenic avian influenza A H5 viruses have been identified
in birds in the United States since December 2014. The purpose
of this HAN Advisory is to notify public health workers and
clinicians of the potential for human infection with these
viruses and to describe CDC recommendations for patient investigation
and testing, infection control including the use personal
protective equipment, and antiviral treatment and prophylaxis.
05/21/15 DCHHS Health Advisory:
Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is reporting
confirmation today by our laboratory of the first positive
West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito trap for 2015 in Dallas County,
which was collected May 20, 2015.
04/09/15 DCHHS Health
Three cases of listeriosis in Texas have been confirmed to
be part of a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes
which are related to Blue Bell ice cream products. These cases
were diagnosed in Texas between 2011 and 2014. No cases related
to this outbreak have yet been confirmed in residents of Dallas
Journal of Medical Entomology: Impact
of Aerial Spraying of Pyrethrin
Insecticide on Culex
pipiens and Culex tarsalis (Diptera:Culicidae) Abundance and West
Nile Virus Infection Rates
in an Urban/ Suburban Area of Sacramento County, California (Pages
Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association: Evaluation
of Efficacy and Human Health Risk of Aerial Ultra-Low Volume Applications
of Pyrethrins and Piperonyl Butoxide for Adult Mosquito Management
in Response to West Nile Virus Activity in Sacramento County, Calif.
In a disaster or public health emergency, coordination among local
public health departments, the medical community, and emergency
management is vital. When a disaster or public health emergency
strikes Dallas County, hospitals, physicians, and other health care
agencies coordinate their responses through the Dallas Medical Operations
Center (DMOC). DMOC is the official centralized coordinator of all
medical responses in the event of a regional emergency. DMOC enables
all responding agencies at the regional, state, and federal levels
to report and share information regarding resources, supplies, volunteers
and critical needs. By coordinating communications with all Dallas
area physicians, DCMS is a key participant in DMOC by distributing
up-to-date and accurate details of the emergency through web site,
faxes, email, and phone. DCMS also assists the local Medical Reserve
Corps in recruiting and scheduling physician volunteers to be deployed
at emergency shelters.
DCMS needs your help to build our team of volunteer physicians
that will respond during a disaster or public health emergency.
Only physicians who have signed up to volunteer with DCMS/Medical
Reserve Corps will be allowed to volunteer at non-hospital official
sites set up to assist those in need.
If you are interested in serving as a emergency response physician
this form and fax back to 214-946-5805 or contact Connie Webster,
senior vice president of operations at email@example.com
DCMS and our community leaders greatly appreciate your willingness
to serve in this vital capacity.
To contact us:
DCMS Senior V.P. of Operations