AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas officials on Friday requested federal aid for increased COVID-19 testing and treatment following reports that the state is running low on the antibody treatment that has proved most effective against the omicron variant.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area woman has been confirmed as having the first case of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in Texas, state health officials reported Monday.
Genetic sequencing tests this week showed that the Harris County woman's recent COVID-19 case was the omicron variant, according to a statement from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' lieutenant governor blamed rising hospitalization and death rates from COVID-19 on unvaccinated Black people — comments that were quickly denounced as racist.
HOUSTON (AP) — The third wave of COVID-19 in Texas continues to tax the state’s health care systems as 10,000 COVID-19 sufferers have been hospitalized for the first time since early February, state health officials reported.
DALLAS (AP) — The increasing rates of new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Texas are showing steeper jumps than past surges, state health officials said Wednesday as they stressed the need to be fully vaccinated to slow the state's third wave brought on by the delta variant.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State officials on Tuesday added 59 deaths to the toll wrought by the Feb. 14 cold wave and the ensuing collapse of the Texas electric power grid.
The deaths newly tallied by the Texas Department of State Health Services boost the toll from 151 to 210 deaths, most from exposure to the sometimes-subzero temperatures.
DALLAS (AP) — Health officials in Texas will be on watch in coming weeks for any increases in mosquito-borne diseases including the West Nile and Zika viruses after Harvey's heavy rains and flooding brought water that filled ponds and ditches and crept into trash and debris that piled up...
The City of Brownsville Public Health Department hopes to construct a “mosquito forecast” in order to combat Zika.
City health officials recognize, however, that they cannot do it alone. That is why they are inviting the public to contribute to their effort, said Art Rodriguez, the city director of public health.
Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt will meet today with county judges and local mayors at a Zika prevention roundtable in Brownsville.
McALLEN — A case of the Zika virus is under investigation by city and county officials here. This would mark the first case of Zika in McAllen and the seventh in Hidalgo County, dating back to 2015, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
In response to the five locally transmitted cases of Zika in Brownsville, health officials in Cameron County are issuing new guidance for pregnant women in the area.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday designated Brownsville as a Zika cautionary (yellow) area.
DALLAS (AP) — Four more cases of Zika that were likely transmitted by mosquito bites in Texas have been found in the same neighborhood where the state's first such case was discovered, state health officials said Friday.
It has been more than one month since the state of Texas and local immigration attorneys reached an agreement allowing mothers in the country illegally to acquire birth certificates for their U.S.-born children, but local registrars have not been advised of what this agreement entails.