DCHHS Health Alerts, Advisories and Updates
For a full list of Health Alerts, Advisories and Updates published by the Dallas County Health & Human Services, visit their website.
01/09/18 Health Advisory: Influenza Activity in Dallas County (2)
Influenza activity has continued to intensify significantly in Dallas County over the past few weeks, with sharp increases in influenza-associated emergency department visits and hospitalizations.
12/27/17 CDC Health Advisory: Seasonal Influenza A(H3N2) Activity and Antiviral Treatment of Patients with Influenza
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.
04/13/17 Health Advisory: West Nile Virus
Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is reporting confirmation of the first positive West Nile Virus (WNV) mosquito traps for 2017 in Dallas County, which were collected April 12th from 5 different traps in zip codes 75180, 75149 and 75150.
02/28/17 Health Advisory: Mumps
Twenty three students and staff at a high school in Dallas County have been diagnosed with mumps within the past 3 weeks, with an additional 9 cases under investigation. All of the students diagnosed with mumps infections have had documentation of two prior doses of mumps-containing vaccine. DCHHS is recommending that all students and staff at the school receive an additional third booster dose of MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine.
11/22/16 Health Advisory: Mumps
One case of mumps has been confirmed and an additional 3 associated probable mumps cases have been reported in 4 adults in Dallas.
07/12/16 Health Advisory: Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Healthcare providers are therefore requested to report cases of suspected AFM to DCHHS, to assist with statewide and national efforts to characterize the etiology and epidemiology of such cases.
DCHHS Health Advisory - During the past four weeks, 2 cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) have been confirmed in pediatric patients from Dallas.
DSHS Health Advisory: Call for Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis
07/06/16 DCHHS Health Advisory (3): West Nile Virus
Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is reporting the first human case of West Nile infection confirmed in Dallas County for this 2016 season.
02/02/16 DCHHS Press Release: DCHHS Reports First Zika Virus Case in Dallas County Acquired Through Sexual Transmission
See Zika Virus Resources for additional information.
08/28/15 DCHHS Health Advisory: Mumps
A case of mumps was confirmed today in a student attending a college in Dallas County. This infection was acquired from exposures during recent international travel. Although no additional associated cases have yet been reported in the area, healthcare providers are reminded to consider mumps in the differential diagnosis of patients with compatible clinical features.
07/30/15 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).
07/21/15 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).
05/21/15 DCHHS Health Advisory: West Nile Virus
Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is reporting confirmation by their 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 Advisory: Listeriosis
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.
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Pertussis Provider and Patient Education Resources
- Preventing Whooping Cough During Pregnancy Bilingual Poster (TMA)
- Pertussis Cocooning for Infants Bilingual Poster (Texas DSHS)
- Pertussis Vaccination Recommendations for Pregnant and Postpartum Women Handout (Texas DSHS)
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