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Ebola Update

Latest Outbreak Information from the CDC - UPDATED Oct 20

DSHS Statement Regarding Schools and Ebola Risk - UPDATED OCT 19


SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS                                      FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS

TRANSMISSION                                                 PREVENTION

RISK OF EXPOSURE                                           DIAGNOSIS

OUTBREAKS                                                     TREATMENT


Watch our helpful video about Ebola:


Weekly Flu Report

Flu Activity Report for the week of Oct 12th – Oct 18th, 2014
Total: 64 Influenza-like illness: 38 Flu A: 18    Flu B: 7    Non-Differentiated: 1


For complete flu season history, click here.

Health District Clinics:

The Health District accepts the following insurance & Medicaid Managed Care Plans:

• Blue Cross Blue Shield
• Superior Medicaid Managed Care Plan
• Right Care Medicaid Managed Care Plan
• Traditional Medicaid

Greater Waco Food Environment Study 2014

Enterovirus D68

Texas has confirmed nine cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) among Texas residents. There are no cases in McLennan County. The Health District works closely with the local health care community including local hospitals, clinics and school nurses to monitor the presence of potential outbreaks. 

EV-D68 can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. Symptoms can be similar to the common cold, with or without fever. The most severe respiratory symptoms have been reported mostly in children with underlying diagnoses of asthma or wheezing.

People should protect themselves from respiratory illnesses by:
• Covering all coughs and sneezes.
• Washing hands frequently with soap and water.
• Avoiding touching eyes and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.
• Staying home if sick.

If a child is having difficulty breathing, parents or other caregivers should seek medical treatment immediately.

Additional information from CDC

It's Time to Breathe Well Waco!

The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District is excited to announce that our District and Community Services campus is Tobacco-Free!!

For more information about the Tobacco-Free Campus Policy, click here.

You may also find resources for quitting smoking under the Health Education tab.

Community Engagement:

Live Well Waco Coalition

A community coalition dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of McLennan County residents through collaborative community action, education, and prevention.


Healthy Babies Coalition

The Healthy Babies Coalition is a joint initiative by several community agencies, churches and area hospitals formed to decrease infant mortality in the Waco-McLennan County area.












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