Health Alerts & Advisories


Sept. 20, 2022 HEALTH ADVISORY: Multi-Colored or Rainbow Fentanyl
Jun. 7, 2022 HEALTH ALERT: Monkeypox Virus Infection in the United States and Other Non-endemic Countries—2022
Apr. 14, 2022 HEALTH ALERT: Recommendation to Test Patients with Symptoms Consistent with Cyclospora Infection
Feb. 22, 2022 HEALTH ADVISORY: Recommendation to Report Cronobacter sakazakii Infections in Infants


Aug. 26, 2021 HEALTH ALERT: Increased Ivermectin Exposure Calls to Texas Poison Centers and Potential Toxicity
June 16, 2021 HEALTH ADVISORY: Increased Interseasonal Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Activity in Texas
April 13, 2021 HEALTH ALERT: Cases of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia after Receipt of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine
April 1, 2021 HEALTH ADVISORY: Recommendation to Test Patients with Symptoms Consistent with Cyclospora Infection
March 16, 2021   HEALTH ADVISORY: Pan-Resistant Candida auris Identified in Texas


Nov. 11, 2020  HEALTH ADVISORY: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry’s PFAS exposure assessment near the former Reese Air Force Base in Lubbock, Texas
July 22, 2020 HEALTH ADVISORY: Disinfectants Sold and Stored in Drinking Water Bottles and Other Inappropriate Containers
April 27, 2020 HEALTH ADVISORY: Hand Sanitizer and Disinfectant Chemical Exposure
Jan. 9, 2020  HEALTH ADVISORY: DSHS Warns of Mercury Poisoning Linked to Tainted Skin Creams


Oct. 3, 2019 HEALTH ADVISORY: Congenital Syphilis
Sept. 5, 2019 UPDATED HEALTH ALERT: Severe Pulmonary Illness Among Persons Who Report Vaping
Aug. 16, 2019 HEALTH ALERT: Severe Lung Disease Among Persons Who Report Vaping
Aug. 12, 2019 HEALTH ADVISORY: Recommendation to Test Patients with Symptoms Consistent with Cyclospora Infection
April 26, 2019 HEALTH ADVISORY: Stem Cell Product Contamination
April 15, 2019 HEALTH ADVISORY: Drug Resistant Infections Imported from Mexico
March 18, 2019 HEALTH ADVISORY - Worker Exposure to Silica Dust During Stone Countertop Fabrication
Feb. 8, 2019 HEALTH ALERT: Measles
Feb. 5, 2019 HEALTH ALERT/ADVISORY: Measles


Nov. 16, 2018 HEALTH ALERT: Infant Botulism and Risk of Honey Pacifiers
Oct. 15, 2018 HEALTH ADVISORY: Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)
June 21, 2018 HEALTH ADVISORY: Recommendation to Test Patients with Consistent Symptoms for Cyclospora
April 2, 2018 HEALTH ALERT: Updated Zika Testing Guidelines
Jan. 23, 2018 HEALTH ADVISORY: Measles Outbreak in Ellis County


Nov. 30, 2017 HEALTH ALERT: Increased Flea-borne (Murine) Typhus Activity in Texas
Aug. 24, 2017 HEALTH ALERT: Enhanced Zika Disease Surveillance and Modified Testing Guidelines
Aug. 14, 2017 HEALTH ALERT: Brucellosis Contracted from Consumption of Raw Milk
July 17, 2017 HEALTH ADVISORY: Cyclospora
April 12, 2017 HEALTH ADVISORY: Mumps
April 7, 2017 HEALTH ALERT: Zika Testing Urged in Pregnant Women and Symptomatic Individuals in the Lower Rio Grande Valley

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Last updated September 20, 2022