“We need our residents to help prevent mosquitos from breeding in and around their homes by dumping all containers that have standing water every 3-5 days and to protect themselves by applying an EPA registered insect repellant,” said Dr. Umair A. Shah, executive director of Harris County Public Health, in a press release.
HOUSTON - If you're stuck indoors this season over fear of contracting a mosquito-borne illness, the Harris County Public Health Department has you covered like bug spray.
Health workers have found mosquitoes infected with West Nile Virus at 18 testing locations, the health agency said Tuesday in a news release. That’s a big increase from June 11, when just three infected pools were found.
The shelter is offering free adoptions for cats and select dogs from June 25 through July 3.
KHOU 11 reporter, Janelle Bludau, and photographer, Michael Barbagallo, found the dog on May 30, as they arrived at the shelter to report on overcrowding.
"We had one on May 30th that was found close to the Intercontinental Airport. The second one was June 1st and that was in the Southeast Gulf Gate area, and the third was on June 7th and in North of Downtown,” said Director of Mosquito and Vector Control Mustapha Debboun.
Last May, the Centers for Disease Control (C.D.C.) reported the number of people getting infections from the insects has tripled since 2004, with Texas being one of the worst states, landing in the top 20 percent for mosquito infections.
Our executive director Dr. Umair Shah testified before congress this week on the importance of public health and the Reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act. Watch the testimony.
Expertos de la salud buscan explicar a los dueños de establecimientos que manipulan alimentos, cuáles son las reglas para su sano consumo. Durante el huracán Harvey en 2017, cerca de 9,000 libras de comida tuvieron que ser desechadas por no estar aptas para la salud. El Centro para el Control de Enfermedades estableció que uno de cada seis estadounidenses ha sufrido de enfermedades por comida en mal estado.
The Harris County Animal Shelter is waiving adoption fees for all cats and large dogs. That's right, that means these animals are free!