Health Topics and Information
- Fight the Bite – control mosquitoes to reduce the risk of West Nile, Zika, and other viruses spread by mosquitoes. The Texas Department of State Health Services has INFORMATION on how.
- Slip! Slop! Slap! Wrap! Stay safe in the sun with INFORMATION from the American Cancer Society.
- Bacterial Meningitis - Understanding meningitis is the first step toward preventing it. Meningococcal meningitis, a form of meningococcal disease, is a serious bacterial infection that can potentially kill an otherwise healthy young person within 1 day after the first symptoms occur. Vaccination is safe, effective, and the best way to help protect preteens and teens from meningococcal meningitis. For more information see the Bacterial Meningitis Fact Sheet below. The CDC recommends meningococcal vaccine for:
- Preteens at age 11 through 12 years with a booster dose at age 16.
- All students entering college must have had a dose of bacterial meningitis vaccine within the last 5 years and at least 10 days prior to the first day of class.
- Children 2 through 10 years of age who are at increased risk or if recommended by their health care provider and parents.
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