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  • Two New West Nile Virus Cases Brings Total to 13

    9/21/2017

    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.

  • HIV Program Bridges Gaps with Health Fair

    9/20/2017

    El PASO, Texas – The City of El Paso Department of Public Health HIV Prevention Community Mobilization Program invites the public to a health fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, at the Pat O’Rourke Recreation Center located on 901 N. Virginia.

  • Awareness and Prevention Zika Action Day Event

    9/20/2017

    El PASO, Texas – The City of El Paso Department of Public Health invites the community to Zika Action Day from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday, September 23 at Memorial Park, at the corner of Luna Street and Wheeling Avenue.

  • West Nile Virus Cases Double During Last Week

    9/11/2017

    EL PASO, Texas – A total of six new cases of West Nile Virus confirmed over the past week has brought the total number of cases in El Paso to 11 so far this season.

  • NEWS RELEASE - Public Health Preparedness Expo 2017

    9/7/2017

    The City of El Paso Department of Public Health and emergency response partners invite the community to celebrate “National Preparedness Month” by participating in the 2017 Community Preparedness Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, at the El Paso Convention Center...

  • Medicaid Waiver Health Fair

    8/24/2017

    El PASO, Texas – The City of El Paso Department of Public Health Medicaid Waiver Program and the El Paso Fire Department along with other agencies, invite the public to a health fair from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 26 at Fire Station 17 located at 8803 Alameda.

  • Fifth West Nile Virus Case Confirmed

    8/24/2017

    El PASO, Texas – An El Paso man in his late 40s has become the fifth confirmed person in El Paso to be diagnosed with West Nile Virus in El Paso this year. The man lives in West El Paso and does not have a history of recent travel. The patient does have underlying medical conditions, but is recovering at home.

  • Fourth West Nile Virus Case Confirmed in El Paso

    8/16/2017

    El PASO, Texas – An elderly man in his 70s has become the fourth confirmed person in El Paso to be diagnosed with West Nile Virus in El Paso this year. The man lives in Central El Paso and does not have a history of recent travel. The patient does have underlying medical conditions, but is recovering at home.

  • Department of Public Health Promotes Breastfeeding Month

    7/26/2017

    The WIC Program will be celebrating National Breastfeeding month with the following events: · Breastfeeding Awareness Month Proclamation - August 8 - Regular City Council Meeting · Big Latch On Event - August 5, 9 am-10:30 am - Bassett Center Mall · WIC Super Splash-a-thon at Grandview Spray Park - August 12, 9 am - 12 pm - 3100 Jefferson Avenue · Superpower Photo Booth Event in August at 12 WIC centers during normal hours of operation

  • Third Case of West Nile Virus Confirmed in El Paso

    7/20/2017

    El PASO, Texas – The City of El Paso Department of Public Health has confirmed a third case of West Nile Virus in the area. The patient is a man in his 40’s who lives in the Mission Valley and reportedly suffers from other chronic medical conditions. This is the third case of West Nile Virus confirmed so far this season and the second case confirmed this week.