Umair Shah, executive director of the public health department of Harris County, Texas, said data collection has come a long way since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when people had little choice other than to resort to paper.
Harris County Public Health is currently investigating after a high school student in Northwest Harris County became ill after vaping.
The Harris County Public Health Department said it is investigating a reported case of a Tomball High School student who was hospitalized Monday. According to the school district, a student had a “medical emergency” involving a vape pen.
The Harris County Public Health Department also said it had been notified about a high school student in Northwest Harris County who became ill after vaping.
Harris County Public Health will use its $1.1 million allocation to hire eight new employees, including physicians, epidemiologists, a chemical response planner, public health hygienist and environmental toxicologist.
The Harris County Animal Shelter has seen a surge of people surrendering their pets in recent weeks, leading to a capacity crisis.
A heartbreaking video of two 3-week old lab mix puppies found in a plastic trash bag outside of the Harris County Animal Shelter in the Houston heat Thursday shows the sad reality of the capacity crisis volunteers are facing Friday.
Harris County Public Health has an app I mentioned in my mosquito diatribe last week, which can be used to report mosquito breeding sites and restaurants with health code violations. The county lists the restaurants with demerits on a map, where you can check read a full inspection report on what types of violations they have had in the past.
Through a partnership with the Harris County Animal Shelter, the Spring Fire Department now has a pet microchip scanner at each of its nine stations.
Christann Vasquez also served as Vice President and Chief Executive Officer in the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System for more than 14 years in Houston and a past Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer for Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services.