Researchers began testing the first flu vaccine aimed at providing long-term immunity to nearly all types of flu on April 3.
Before the opening of each Fiesta event, Metro Health’s team of inspectors checks every vendor booth to make sure no health or safety hazards are present.
Bexar County ranked third for the most chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis cases in the state in 2017.
City Manager Erik Walsh said Collen Bridger was a “hugely capable executive” as Metro Health’s leader and seemed a natural fit as interim assistant city manager.
The local diagnosis of a second measles case brings the total number of confirmed cases in Texas to at least 13.
Bexar County health outcomes are heavily impacted by social and economic factors, including severe housing problems and the number of children living in poverty.
Medical providers are aware of an increased risk for measles “so screenings have had the disease in mind,” said University Hospital’s Dr. Jason Bowling.
The new plan will focus underlying issues related to health care, including poverty, access to food, and mental health concerns.
Metro Health will begin sending decoy shoppers between ages 18 and 21 into shops selling tobacco products to see if retailers are complying with the law.
Despite the decline, in poor countries lung and liver cancer death rates are 40 percent higher for men and cervical cancer deaths are twice as high.