According to officials with the Harris County Animal Shelter, all cats and dogs in unincorporated Harris County over the age of three-months are required to be vaccinated for rabies and maintain a pet license through the county.
Harris County is one of 50 communities where the CDC is focusing the initiative, which President Donald Trump first announced during his State of the Union address in February.
Currently, more than 26,000 people in Harris County have HIV. The county’s 1,200 new cases annually are the most in Texas and Houston has the nation’s eighth highest rate of new infections.
Este lunes llegaron hasta una universidad con una iniciativa móvil que busca acercarse a las comunidades con información importante y, sobre todo, con la capacidad de realizar pruebas del Virus de Inmunodeficiencia Humana (VIH)
CDC Director Robert Redfield toured the Harris County Public Health mobile HIV testing unit and strategized with Houston leaders on a plan to end the local spread of HIV.
The staff at the Harris County Animal Shelter has found out why some of their adoptable dogs have a harder time than others to learn basic commands like "Sit," "Come" and "Shake." They know the commands already --- but not in English!
The Harris County Animal Shelter has been inundated with animals recently. In June, the shelter reported it was housing 534 animals when it only can only comfortably care for 200.
The Harris County Animal Shelter sees a "diversity in pets" and the languages the animals respond to reflect the diversity of Harris County, said Kerry McKeel, a spokesperson for the shelter.
Vaccine hesitancy is so common in Texas that even the youngest clinicians have experience with it.
Later in the program, Ian Goldstein sat down with Chief of the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness for Harris County Public Health Jennifer Kiger. They discussed the lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey and the value of storytelling when it comes to emergency preparedness. They also discussed the chemical plant fire in eastern Harris County that happened in March.