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"This is a busier flu season, no doubt about it,” said Dr. Umair A. Shah, executive director for Harris County Public Health.

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Harris County Public Health says remote care helped with cost savings critical to maintaining operations during and after major storms.

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The goal of placing at least 100 animals in homes before the holidays

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The Harris County Public Health Department took mobile wellness units to Galena Park to bring services and supplies to families recovering from Harvey

The Urban Edge

The health care and public health community can claim several victories in the wake of Hurricane Harvey: the relatively low death toll, the success of the investments made to fortify the Texas Medical Center and the rapid response to the elevated risk of mosquito-borne illnesses after the storm.

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Meanwhile, it was literally raining cats and dogs at the Harris County Animal Shelter. "We took in over 800 animals and about 478 of those were Harvey-displaced animals," said Dr. Michael White, Director of the Veterinary Public Health Division at Harris County Public Health. The facility designed to handle about 12,000 animals a year, now handles about 20,000 a year.

Houston Chronicle

Harris County Public Health operates an extensive medical screening station where people can check glucose and blood pressure and even receive flu shots. This year, with Harvey waters affecting many who live on the streets, health department education and communications director Elizabeth Perez said officials added free tetanus shots.

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“Our residents are fortunate because Harris County has local resources to support a robust vector-control program,” said NACCHO President Umair Shah, director of Harris County Public Health in Houston, Texas, in a NACCHO.

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Durante la temporada de otoño e invierno es persistente el contagio de gripe, que para algunas personas vulnerables puede traer serias consecuencias.

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