According to HCPH, this is the first pediatric death in the county this flu season. No further information about the child will be released, according to HCPH.
Harris County Public Health is confirming a flu-related death of a child, the first pediatric death in the county during the flu season which began on Oct. 1, 2017.
The first local flu-related death of a child has been confirmed by Harris County Public Health.
Harris County Public Health officials have confirmed the flu-related death of a local child.
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald's resignation as director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention comes at a precarious time for the agency. It's trying to address a flu epidemic while bracing for possible deep cuts to its funding.
"This is a busier flu season, no doubt about it,” said Dr. Umair A. Shah, executive director for Harris County Public Health.
Harris County Public Health says remote care helped with cost savings critical to maintaining operations during and after major storms.
The goal of placing at least 100 animals in homes before the holidays
The Harris County Public Health Department took mobile wellness units to Galena Park to bring services and supplies to families recovering from Harvey
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.