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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) 477-1104
  • 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 Regional Zoonosis Control Office, go to: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/health/zoonosis/contact/.

Texas Department of State Health Services – Laboratory:  (512) 776-7760 (human diagnostic samples) or (512) 776-7515 (mosquitoes) http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/lab/mrs_mic_test_u-z.htm#West (for humans) or http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/lab/mrs_mic_test_m1.htm#Mosquitoe (for mosquitoes).

Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (equine diagnostic samples):
    
Amarillo – (888) 646-5624
    
College Station - (888) 646-5623 
http://tvmdl.tamu.edu/tests_services/test_info.php?test=Equine-encephalitis-panel,-IgM-(ELISA)&unit_id=1295&unit_effdt=2010-06-02

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/ (for West Nile virus)http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/disease/arboviral/chikv/ (for chikungunya)

*  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 15, 2014