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    Infectious Disease Control Unit
    Mail Code: 1960
    PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 West 49th Street, Suite T801
    Austin, TX 78714

    Phone: 512 776 7676
    Fax: (512) 776-7616


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West Nile Virus West Nile Virus
(West Nile Virus, WNV, WestNile)
ICD-9 066.4; ICD-10 G93.3
 

Texas Department of State Health Services – Regional Zoonosis Control Offices
(various surveillance activities, equine and human cases):

  • Region 1 – Canyon (806) 655-7151
  • Region 2/3 – Arlington (817) 264-4920
  • Region 4/5N – Tyler (903) 533-5243
  • Region 6/5S – Houston (713) 767-3300
  • Region 7 – Temple (254) 778-6744
  • Region 8 – Uvalde (830) 278-7151 or (830)-591-4383
  • Region 9/10 – El Paso (915) 834-7782
  • Region 11 – Harlingen (956) 444-3212

To locate your region, maps are available on the DSHS Health Service Regions page.

Texas Department of State Health Services – Laboratory:  (512) 776-7760 (human diagnostic samples) or (512) 776-7515 (mosquitoes)

Texas Animal Health Commission:  (800) 550-8242

Texas Veterinary Services, United States Department of Agriculture:  (512) 383-2400.

Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (equine diagnostic samples):
            Amarillo – (888) 646-5624
            College Station - (888) 646-5623

Texas Department of State Health Services – Website for current maps and other information such as symptoms, sample submission, and protective measures: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/disease/arboviral/westNile/.

To report a die-off of birds,* contact the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Kills and Spills Team (KAST) at (512) 389-4848. For additional information, go to http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/landwater/water/environconcerns/kills_and_spills/.

Texas Department of State Health Services – Website for current maps and other information such as symptoms, sample submission,* and protective measures: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/disease/arboviral/westNile/.

*  Note:  the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) does not test birds for West Nile virus. Please do not contact DSHS if you find a dead bird. If you wish to dispose of a bird carcass, wear gloves and dispose of it in the garbage. As a reminder, whenever you handle an animal, you should wash your hands.

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Last updated September 19, 2013