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One Month Later, Harvey-Related Health Concerns Still Remain

Posted on · Harris County officials have confirmed the death of a 77-year-old Kingwood woman was caused by flesh-eating bacteria she contracted after Tropical Storm Harvey. We learn what health hazards related to the storm still remain in Greater Houston, one month after the floods.

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First Zika-Linked Microcephaly Case Identified in Harris County Baby

Posted on · Harris County Public Health has confirmed the first Zika-related case of microcephaly in Harris County and the state of Texas. The mother of the infant with the birth defect was initially tested for Zika during her pregnancy, but the results of that test were inconclusive, according to officials. Like all others involved in cases of Zika infection […]

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Zika Case, ‘Little Saigon,’ & Flood Insurance: Thursday’s Show (July 14, 2016)

Posted on · Harris County Public Health has confirmed the first Zika-related case of microcephaly in Harris County and the state of Texas. The mother of the infant with the birth defect was initially tested for Zika during her pregnancy, but the results of that test were inconclusive, according to officials. Like all others involved in cases of Zika infection […]

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Flooding Poses Hidden Health Hazards

Posted on · Harris County health officials say the recent rains and floods have contaminated many of the waterways in the Greater Houston region. After the Memorial Day floods last year, we discussed what kind of health hazards such weather events usher in. We spoke with Dr. Scott Lea, Associate Professor and Infectious Diseases Clinic Director, in the Department of […]