Hand Washing

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Information on Vibrio vulnificus

The information for this article was provided by The American Liver Foundation and The Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC).
Vibrio vulnificus
Every year millions of Americans consume raw molluscan shellfish, especially oysters and clams. For some people, however, eating raw or undercooked molluscan shellfish can cause serious illness or death from Vibrio vulnificus.
Vibrio vulnificus is a gram-negative …

Information on H1N1 Virus

If you are looking for information on the novel H1N1, please go to the Texas Department of State Health Services web page for news releases.
Or go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web page on the Novel H1N1 Flu Virus.

DSHS Provides Health-Related Evacuation Suggestions

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has issued the following checklist of health-related items people should take with them in the event of evacuation ahead of Hurricane Ike. Items include:
· Birth certificates
· Immunization records for children and …