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Houston Public Media
Jan 16, 2020

Harris County Public Health Executive Director Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, talks to Houston Matters host Craig Cohen about differences in life expectancy rates depending on where you live and other findings from the recent Harris Cares report. Listen to the third audio clip on the Houston Matters web page.

Houston Chronicle
Jan 10, 2020

The Harris County Pets Resource Center is expected to open to the pubic by this summer.

Jan 06, 2020

Harris County Public Health has seven confirmed or probable cases of vaping-related lung illness.

Houston Chronicle
Dec 31, 2019

In its initial Houston service offerings, Generation Serve partnered with Urban Harvest on a community gardening event and filled shifts at Harris County Animal Shelter.

Dec 27, 2019

The Spring fire department's Tracee Evans says, in a pilot program with the Harris County Animal Shelter, all of the fire stations can scan lost dogs to return them to their owners.

The Katy News
Dec 24, 2019

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is confirming a flu-related death of an infant in Harris County. The boy, less than one-year of age, was a resident of northwest Harris County.

Fox 26 News
Dec 24, 2019

Baby dies from flu, first pediatric death in Harris County this season

Dec 24, 2019

Experts strongly advise influenza vaccination as unusual season portends uptick in illness

Dec 23, 2019

An infant in northwest Harris County has died due to the flu, county health officials confirmed Monday. This is the first pediatric death in Harris County since the flu season began in October, according to a news release from the Harris County Public Health.

Click 2 Houston
Dec 23, 2019

“This is a somber reminder of the danger flu poses to our residents, especially those who are more vulnerable to develop serious flu complications,” said Dr. Umair A. Shah, executive director of Harris County Public Health. “We urge residents to get a flu shot and protect themselves and their loved ones.”

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