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Please review our 2014 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

    Department Proceeds with Two Unrelated TB Investigations

    Public Health
    During the initial round of testing, a total of 163 students were identified as having been possibly exposed. Of those, 149 were tested, 5 families have elected to have their child tested outside of the DPH, 1 family is out of town and 8 have not been reached either by letter, certified letter, phone call or home visit. Department of Public Health staff will continue to attempt to contact these families.

    First Case of West Nile Virus this Year

    Public Health
    The City of El Paso Department of Public Health has confirmed the first local case of West Nile virus (WNV) this year. The disease was detected in an elderly man who resides in the 79905 zip code.

    Department Investigates Possible TB Exposure in Clint ISD

    Public Health
    The City of El Paso Department of Public Health is currently investigating a possible Tuberculosis (TB) exposure involving approximately 160 children in the Clint Independent School District. Earlier this week, the Department sent letters to parents informing them that their children may have had close contact with someone with TB. As a precaution, the Department of Public Health is recommending that these children be screened for TB through a blood draw that will be tested at the Department of Public Health laboratory in El Paso.

    Health Department Commemorates National HIV Testing Day

    Public Health
    Free testing and distribution of movie passes will take place at: 222. S. Campbell St. from June 23 to June 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (A total of 100 movie tickets will be given throughout the week.) Testing will allow you to know your status in as little as 60 seconds.

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