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"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.

Houston Public Media

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.

Energy and Commerce

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.

Univision 45

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!


Several Houston-area animal shelters are once again overcapacity. Officials blame a lack of spay and neutering and registration. What are the rules for registering dogs and cats across Texas?

The Houston Chronicle

Harris County Animal Shelter has an urgent need for fosters and adopters for nearly 400 animals. During the Memorial Day weekend, the shelter received its largest intake - nearly 200 animals - this year. It was posted on the facility's Facebook page.


Big cities including Los Angeles, Dallas and Las Vegas have all passed ordinances requiring owners to spay and neuter their pets. But spay and neuter experts in Houston say those ordinances have not worked.

ABC13: Eyewitness News

Workers at the Harris County Animal Shelter say they need help after receiving its highest intake of animals so far this year.

Huffington Post

The Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston put out an urgent plea to the public after 200 dogs and cats were dropped off over the Memorial Day weekend, KHOU 11 reported Tuesday.

The shelter, designed to hold 150 animals, had 375 animals available for adoption and was forced to put as many as four animals into enclosures intended for one or two.

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