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May 23, 2019

In less than two days, over 200 animals were taken into the already overcrowded Harris County Animal Shelter. Summer is normally their busiest time of the year, and they need the support of the community to be able to save these animals' lives.

CultureMap Houston
May 22, 2019

"We are out of space," says, Dr. Michael White, director of the Harris County Animal Shelter. "Many of our kennels already have up to six dogs in them and we have several nursing cats with kittens and dogs with puppies that are in urgent need of a temporary foster home."

Houston Chronicle
May 22, 2019

The shelter received 200 animals within 48 hours; some kennels have up to six dogs

KHOU 11
May 22, 2019

The shelter will even provide supplies, if needed, to Harris County residents willing to foster animals.

Telemundo Houston
May 20, 2019

La administradora ejecutiva del condado Harris, Lina Hidalgo, y el director ejecutivo del Departamento de Salud Pública de Houston, Umair Shah, hicieron un llamado a tomar todas las precauciones necesarias para combatir la plaga que puede traer enfermedades como el Zika y el virus del Nilo Occidental.

Houston Chronicle
May 20, 2019

Harris County Public Health sets traps in various neighborhoods to detect what types of mosquitoes are in that area. The three major mosquito species being monitored can carry West Nile Virus, dengue fever, Zika virus and other diseases.

Univision 45
May 20, 2019

Autoridades del Departamento de Salud les recuerdan a los habitantes que lo más importante es prevenir que haya agua estancada en recipientes u objetos, pues resulta un criadero perfecto para los insectos.

Click 2 Houston
May 15, 2019

The Harris County Public Health Mosquito and Vector Control advises that wild birds can carry many diseases. Even though domestic-cat kills are the most common causes of bird death in our area, if you find a dead bird around your home, you should take it seriously.

Click 2 Houston
May 15, 2019

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - Public health officials in multiple counties across south Texas are testing for disease-borne mosquitoes.

Houston Public Media
May 07, 2019

Dr. Umair Shah from Harris County Public Health discusses how smallpox was eradicated, how we got close with measles, and what lessons from that experience could apply to eliminating measles.

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