News

  • 2-1-1 Texas Celebrates Information and Referral Day

    11/16/2017

    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

    10/26/2017

    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

    10/17/2017

    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

    10/16/2017

    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

    9/28/2017

    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

    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...