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Chron.com
3/21/2017

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials are considering releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against the insects known to carry diseases such as the Zika virus.

Business Standard
3/21/2017

Officials in Harris County in the state of Texas are considering an approach that's been developed by British biotech firm Oxitec, that would introduce genetically modified mosquitoes to the Houston area whose offspring would die soon after birth.

The Philadelphia Tribune
3/20/2017

The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/2mLrfyy ) reports that Harris County, Texas, officials are negotiating with a British biotech company, Oxitec, to release mosquitoes that have been genetically engineered to produce offspring that die.

Vox
1/19/2017

We’re hearing a lot about the 22 million people who may lose their health insurance if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. But there’s another, quieter tragedy that could play out if the ACA is gutted: States could lose critical funding for public-health efforts like responding to outbreaks, vaccination programs, and anti-smoking and anti-obesity campaigns.

Health Equity Journal
1/11/2017

Few dispute that social determinants such as economics, education, and the environment are the true drivers of health. In fact, the recent ‘‘Public Health 3.0’’ publication is a national call to action for public health to focus upstream.

Chron.com
11/1/2016

vaccine through injection and not the nasal spray," Martha Marquez, Harris County Public Health media specialist, said. "This is due to the

e! Science News
10/31/2016

," said Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, executive director of Harris County Public Health. "Every day we learn more about Zika. The more we learn,

e! Science News
10/31/2016

The Harris County Public Health Department -- which this past summer confirmed the state of Texas' first Zika-associated death -- has

TheNews.com.mx
10/26/2016

the Houston area, Umair Shah, executive director of the Harris County public health and environmental services department, said his staff i…

Khou.com (AP)
10/26/2016

several voting locations with no lines at all on Wednesday. The Harris County Public Health Building had little to no waits for much of th…

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