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Press Releases

    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.

    City Provides More After Hour Services

    Public Health
    The Department of Public Health’s Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Program works tirelessly all year to provide nutrition education, nutritious foods, referrals to health and human services and breastfeeding support to El Paso/Hudspeth communities.

    Two New West Nile Virus Cases Brings Total to 13

    Public Health
    El PASO, Texas – Two new confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in two El Paso men brings the total number of cases in El Paso to 13 so far this season. The new cases involve a man in his 70’s who lives in the Mission Valley and a man in his early 60’s who lives on the city’s eastside. Both have reported underlying medical conditions. Health officials credit local health care providers for properly identifying cases and following through with reporting this notifiable disease.

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