Texas Department of State Health Services

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Name: Texas Department of State Health Services
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 59 mins ago - 1 reports

CDC rules out Ebola for Round Rock resident

myFOXaustinOfficials at St. David's Medical Center announced a patient with a suspected case of Ebola has been ruled out by the CDC.On Monday, tests results of the Round Rock resident came back negative. Those tests were conducted by the Texas Department ... [Published FOX 7 KTBC - 15 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Bentley, Dallas nurse's dog, tests negative for Ebola

- 10:47amOn Monday, October 21, samples from Bentley were sent to a lab to be tested for Ebola. The test results show that Bentley has tested negative for the virus. Specimen collection will be conducted again before the end of the 21-day quarantine ... [Published KETKNBC - 20 hours ago]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Campus cleaning was precautionary measure

Centennial High School is the cleanest campus in North Texas.It was discovered late last week that a parent of a Centennial student was on the same flight as Amber Vinson, a Dallas nurse who treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the first American Ebola case.While ... [Published Burleson Star - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

City, hospital coordinating to educate on Ebola

Officials from the city of Tomball, Fire, Police and EMS met with members of the Tomball Regional Medical Center’s team to discuss the precautions and procedures in the unlikely event of the Ebola Virus in our area.There are three confirmed cased of Ebola ... [Published Tomball Magnolia Potpourri - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 2 reports

Dallas nurses to speak publicly for 1st time about Ebola...

HOUSTON -Nurses at Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas are scheduled to make their first public statements about the Ebola cases there on the same day that a group of 43 people who had contact with the state's first Ebola patient have been cleared from ... [Published Click2Houston.com - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 2 reports

TSHS: 43 Texans Cleared Of Ebola

Updated: Monday, October 20 2014, 07:49 AM CDTThe Texas Department of State Health Services says 43 Texans that had contact with the first Ebola patient have been cleared.The 43 people were monitored and cleared after reaching the 21 day mark.TDHS is ... [Published KEYE TV - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 2 reports

Don’t give in to hysteria over Ebola: Obama

While Obama administration and world health officials remained focused on tackling Ebola at its source in three West African countries, Texas state authorities said 14 people had been cleared from an Ebola watch list. Three weeks of monitoring for fever ... [Published TRT - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 18 2014 - 3 reports

Ebola Resources for Texans

The death of a Liberian man from the Ebola virus and subsequent confirmed cases of the virus in Dallas is deeply concerning to Texans, and Senator Cornyn shares those concerns. Below are resources for Texans looking for more information about the virus ... [Published U.S. Senator John Cornyn - Oct 18 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 2 reports

EPA Grant Helps Reduce Asbestos Exposure in Texas Schools (10/16/14)

DALLAS, Oct. 16 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release:The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Texas Department of State Health Services a grant to help reduce asbestos exposure in schools. The ... [Published Targeted News Service - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 2 reports

Ebola Contacts Asked to Sign Pact to Avoid Public

Texas health officials ask all health care workers who had contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan to sign a voluntary agreement to not fly, use public transportation or visit public areas.All health care workers who had contact with Ebola patient ... [Published NBC San Diego - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 3 reports

BH : Rabies (bats) / North-America / USA [0:0]

EDIS Number: BH-20141017-45673-USA Date / time: 17/10/2014 04:34:05 [UTC] Event: Biological Hazard Name of Hazard: Rabies (bats) Area: North-America Country: USA State/County: State of Texas City: Round Rock Description: A live bat found at a ... [Published RSOE EDIS - EBHWM - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 2 reports

Health officials diagnose Smith County patient with West Nile neuroinvasive disease

Health officials have diagnosed a Smith County patient with West Nile neuroinvasive disease, according to a Tuesday update by the Texas Department of State Health Services.The patient is the first northeast Texan to be diagnosed with the disease this ... [Published News-Journal - Oct 17 2014]

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"Specimen collection will be conducted again before the end of the 21-day quarantine period. Bentley will be monitored for a full 21-day period, similar to people exposed to the Ebola virus" a city spokesperson, Sana Syed, said
"We are continually evaluating whether additional restrictions or added screening and precautionary measures are necessary to protect the American people and will act accordingly" Johnson said in the statement
"We absolutely have to provide the best support for people on the front line," state Health Secretary Joshua Sharfstein said. "We have to approach this with a good deal of humility given what happened in Texas, and we continually have to be asking ourselves what should we be doing."
Perry released a statement Monday which read, "With guarded optimism we welcome the news that 43 Texans have been removed from active monitoring for Ebola. Continuous vigilance in confronting this threat and the cooperation of those affected is what has brought us to this point, and we look forward to the day when the remaining individuals can also be removed from active monitoring." Quick Clicks Texas man voluntarily quarantines himself Among the 43 released from quarantine at midnight Monday were Duncan's family

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Local agencies meet with H-GAC about community ... [Published Waller County News Citizen - 13 hours ago]
CDC rules out Ebola for Round Rock resident [Published FOX 7 KTBC - 15 hours ago]
Bastrop County family quarantines itself, offic... [Published Austin American Statesman - 16 hours ago]
Bentley, Ebola-Infected Nurse's Dog, Tests Nega... [Published Mashable - 19 hours ago]
Bentley, Dallas nurse's dog, tests negative for... [Published KETKNBC - 20 hours ago]
DHS boosts screening for travelers from Ebola o... [Published Centre For Infectious Disease Research and Policy - Oct 21 2014]
Md. caregivers seek more training, protection a... [Published Maryland Gazette - Oct 21 2014]
Campus cleaning was precautionary measure [Published Burleson Star - Oct 21 2014]
Food manager certification training to be held ... [Published AgriLife Today - Oct 21 2014]
Perry to speak on Ebola preparedness & response [Published Click2Houston.com - Oct 21 2014]
Alcohol Awareness class offered in Kingwood [Published Kingwood Observer - Oct 21 2014]
City, hospital coordinating to educate on Ebola [Published Tomball Magnolia Potpourri - Oct 21 2014]
Global Health Groups Call for 'Common Mission' ... [Published Common Dreams - Oct 21 2014]
Ebola Crisis: Dallas reports third infected, Af... [Published Dallas Examiner - Oct 21 2014]
Official: Belton family shows no signs of Ebola... [Published Killeen Daily Herald - Oct 21 2014]
Texas Doctors and Nurses Jointly Prep for Ebola; [Published Tribune Newspapers - Oct 21 2014]
'Irrational fear': Passenger loses new job afte... [Published Live Well Nebraska - Oct 21 2014]
CDC beefs up rules for treating Ebola [Published TwinCities.com - Oct 21 2014]
CDC unveils new PPE guidance for Ebola [Published Centre For Infectious Disease Research and Policy - Oct 21 2014]
More Than 3 Dozen Pass 21-Day Ebola Monitoring ... [Published KEYE TV - Oct 21 2014]
CDC issues formal guidelines giving workers mor... [Published Washington Post - Oct 21 2014]
When Reassuring Isn't: Cruise's Needless Rush T... [Published NPR - Oct 20 2014]
Texans in Contact With Ebola Patient Cleared; A... [Published KUTRadio - Oct 20 2014]
Negative Ebola test for Central Texas man confi... [Published Austin American Statesman - Oct 20 2014]
Dallas nurses to speak publicly for 1st time ab... [Published Click2Houston.com - Oct 20 2014]
Autumn Health Tips [Published HighBeam Research - Oct 20 2014]
In Dallas, dozens are cleared in a rare bit of ... [Published Washington Post - Oct 20 2014]
43 People in Texas Cleared from Ebola Monitorin... [Published RIA Novosti - Oct 20 2014]
43 exposed to first US Ebola patient allowed to... [Published New York Post - Oct 20 2014]
Ebola watch list: Dozens in Dallas in the clear [Published CNBC - Oct 20 2014]
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Group Exposed to Ebola Patient Set Free, Study ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Oct 20 2014]
HOUSTON, Texas -- A large group of people who had come in contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who brought Ebola to the U.S., have been cleared of the virus by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The group of 43 people ...
US: Dallas County protocol could let Ebola carr... [Published H5N1 - Oct 18 2014]
Via The Dallas Morning News: Dallas County protocol could let Ebola carriers slip through the system. Excerpt:If another Thomas Eric Duncan sought medical treatment today, Dallas County guidelines might well lead a doctor to send him back home. Duncan ...
Ebola 'Screened Positive' Patient Leaves Texas ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Oct 18 2014]
DALLAS, Texas – Thursday in Dallas, the center of national attention amidst multiple cases of Ebola, a woman arriving at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas “screened positive” for Ebola-like symptoms, after which she was transferred to Texas ...
Texas Ebola Task Force Recommending Regional Tr... [Published Breitbart Feed - Oct 17 2014]
AUSTIN, Texas -- In a press conference at the Capitol Friday, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced several new changes to the state's policies in response to the Ebola crisis. As Breitbart Texas reported earlier, Perry reversed his previous position ...
Hospital workers who cared for country’s first ... [Published H5N1 - Oct 17 2014]
Via The Dallas Morning News: Hospital workers who cared for country’s first Ebola patient asked to limit movement. Click through to see the letter to health workers. Excerpt:State officials have asked Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas workers ...
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