Health Alerts

  1. African Black Slug (PDF)

    View and download questions and answers about the African black slug.

  2. Measles Alert

    Citing 4 confirmed measles cases in the last month and nine cases for the year, the Texas Department of State Health Services has issued a health alert and is urging immunization against this highly contagious illness.

  3. West Nile Virus

    The City of Brownsville Public Health Department received confirmation that one local mosquito trap sample has tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

  4. Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

    As of August 27, 2013 Texas has reported 1,935 pertussis cases to the CDC. If cases continue to be diagnosed and reported at the current rate, Texas will report the highest number of pertussis cases it has had in over 50 years.