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Press Releases

    West Nile Cases Total 3 So Far this Season

    Public Health
    EL PASO, Texas – While the City of El Paso Department of Public Health continues to remind residents that preventing mosquito bites can help prevent the Zika virus, officials announced another case of West Nile virus in the area. The patient is a man in his early 40’s who lives in San Elizario. He is currently recovering from the neuro-invasive form of the disease. “We know that less than one percent of those infected will develop this more serious form of the disease,” said Fernando Gonzalez, Lead Epidemiologist. “But we need to remember that there is the possibility of developing a serious neurologic illness such as encephalitis or meningitis” (inflammation of the brain or surrounding tissues).

    First travel-related case of Zika confirmed in El Paso

    Public Health
    EL PASO, Texas-The City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today the confirmation of the first travel-related case of Zika virus in the area. A man tested positive for the virus following travel to an area where active mosquito transmission of Zika is currently taking place and travel advisories have been issued.

    Department Celebrates Immunization Month with Free Vaccines

    Public Health
    EL PASO, Texas - In celebration of National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), the City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) is offering free vaccines during the Northeast Regional Command Community Health Fair on Saturday August 20, 2016 at Cohen Stadium. Free vaccines are being made available to eligible clients who qualify under the Texas Vaccines for Children (TVFC) and the Adult Safety Net (ASN) programs.

    Second Local West Nile Case Confirmed

    Public Health
    EL PASO, Texas – Today, the City of El Paso Department of Public Health received its second confirmed case of West Nile virus for the year. The patient, who is recovering, is a man in his mid-20’s who lives in Central El Paso. Additionally, two mosquito traps in the Mission Valley have tested positive for West Nile virus.

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