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Please review our 2016 Annual Report. It includes brief descriptions of our programs and their accomplishments, a message from the Health Director, Assistant Director, and the Health Authority, demographics and health statistics, budget, staffing and funding information for the 2014 fiscal year.

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Press Releases

    2-1-1 Texas Celebrates Information and Referral Day

    Public Health
    El PASO, Texas – Every day thousands of people find the help they need quickly, conveniently and free of charge because of Information and Referral (I&R) services. To recognize the importance of I&R in our community, 2-1-1 Texas Rio Grande Area Information Center is taking part in I&R Day on November 16.

    New Confirmed Case of West Nile Brings Total to 14

    Public Health
    El PASO, Texas – The Department of Public Health announced today a new confirmed case of West Nile Virus. The patient is a woman in her late 40’s who resides in Far East El Paso. This brings the total number of local cases to 14 so far this season.

    Mosquitoes infected with St Louis Encephalitis identified in El Paso County

    Public Health
    EL PASO, Texas – The City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) is reminding residents that the mosquito season is not over, and while the prevention of West Nile and the Zika Virus is still stressed, another potentially dangerous, mosquito-borne virus has been identified locally. Workers with the Environmental Services Department (ESD) have found mosquitos in the Mission Valley area that have tested positive for Saint Louis Encephalitis. The virus is most common in eastern and central states; however, positive mosquito pools have been identified in El Paso in recent years. The disease, which is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito, does not usually result in noticeable illness but severe cases can lead to inflammation of the brain. Initial symptoms of those who become ill include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, and tiredness. Severe presentation of the disease, including coma, convulsions or paralysis, occurs more commonly in older adults.

    Department Celebrates National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

    Public Health
    The free HIV testing will take place on Wednesday, October 18, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the HIV Prevention Program located at 701 Montana Avenue. More information is available by calling (915) 212-6665.

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