Williamson County and Cities Health District
Health Alerts/AdvisoriesJune 21,2018
HEALTH ADVISORY: Recommendation to test patients with consistent symptoms for CyclosporaTexas Department of State Health Services is advising healthcare providers to consider testing patients for the parasite Cyclospora if they have diarrheal illness lasting more than a few days or diarrhea accompanied by severe anorexia or fatigue. Rapid reporting to public health is essential to preventing additional cases of cyclosporiasis. Healthcare providers and laboratories are required to report confirmed cyclosporiasis cases to their respective local health department. Read more...
May 21, 2018
Health Advisory Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel and Health Officials Evaluating Patients for Possible Ebola Virus Disease Read More...
Texas DSHS Zika Information: www.texaszika.orgwww.texaszika.org
CDC Zika Information: www.cdc.gov/zika
To report a public health emergency:
Call 9-1-1 for all medical or life-threatening emergencies. The public may report public health emergencies to WCCHD Monday-Friday between the hours of 8am - 5pm at 512-943-3660. To report public health emergencies on weekends, after-hours, or holidays call 512-864-8345. The Department of State Health Services mayalso be contacted after-hours at 1-800-252-8239.