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  • New: Health Alert Network (HAN) No. 407 - Rifampin/Penicillin-Resistant Strain of RB51 Brucella Contracted from Consumption of Raw Milk September 13, 2017
    The Texas Department of State Health Services, with assistance from CDC, is investigating Brucella RB51 exposures and illnesses that may be connected to the purchase and consumption of raw (unpasteurized) milk from K-Bar Dairy in Paradise, Texas. Symptoms of brucellosis can include: fever, sweats, malaise, anorexia, headache, fatigue, muscle & joint pain, and potentially more […]
  • New: Health Alert Network (HAN) No. 406 - Hurricane Harvey—Clinical Guidance for Carbon September 10, 2017
    Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, poisonous gas that can cause sudden illness and death if present in sufficient concentration in the ambient air. During a significant power outage, persons using alternative fuel or power sources such as generators or gasoline powered engine tools such as pressure washers might be exposed to toxic CO […]
  • Public Health Matters Blog - Empowering Kids to Make Their Families Safer September 5, 2017
    After graduating from college I moved to Anchorage, Alaska for a year of post-graduate service through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps NW and AmeriCorps. I served as the Preparedness and Casework Specialist for the American Red Cross of Alaska. Though often overlooked, Alaska is the largest state in the country (more than twice as big as […]
  • Public Health Matters Blog - Beat the Heat at DragonCon August 29, 2017
    “This is a bad idea,” she said. “No, it’s cool. I have it all planned out,” I replied. “Yeah, I’m not so sure about that but ok…” The topic was my costume. The problem was the weather; namely that it was 90° F degrees outside with 85% humidity, making it feel closer to 100 degrees. […]
  • Public Health Matters Blog - Safety Tips Every Contact Lens Wearer Should Know August 18, 2017
    Are you one of the 45 million people in the United States who wear contact lenses to correct your vision? Eye infections related to improper contact lens wear and care are serious and can lead to long-lasting damage, but they are often preventable. Six out of seven adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 […]

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