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 …

Updated Information regarding Mosquito Repellents

Repellents are an important tool to assist people in protecting themselves from mosquito-borne diseases.
CDC recommends the use of products containing active ingredients which have been registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use as repellents applied to skin and clothing. EPA registration of repellent active ingredients indicates the materials have been reviewed and approved for efficacy and human safety when applied according to the instructions on the label.