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2015 Press Releases


 

December 09 DCHHS Participate in a Moment of Silence for the San Bernardino Victims
November 24 DCHHS Offers Free STD and HIV Testing on World AIDS Day Dec. 1
November 17 DCHHS Offers Free Flu Vaccine Beginning Nov. 18
November 11

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in Sachse

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Wednesday Nov. 11

November 4

UPDATE Spraying Rescheduled

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in Rowlett

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Rescheduled from Wednesday Nov. 4 to Friday Nov. 6

November 4

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in Rowlett

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Wednesday Nov. 4

October 29

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Traps in Rowlett, Sachse

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Thursday Oct. 29

October 28

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in DeSoto, Glenn Heights

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Wednesday Oct. 28 and Thursday Oct. 29

October 22

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in Rowlett, Sunnyvale

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Sunday Oct. 25

October 21

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in DeSoto, Glenn Heights

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Wednesday Oct. 21

October 16

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in DeSoto, Duncanville, Sachse

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Sunday Oct. 18

October 14

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in DeSoto, Duncanville

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Wednesday Oct. 14 and Thursday Oct. 15

October 14 DCHHS Reports 23rd Human Case of West Nile Virus
October 13

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in Hutchins

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Wednesday Oct. 14

October 12

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in Coppell

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Monday Oct. 12

October 7

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in Rowlett

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Friday Oct. 9

October 6

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in Cedar Hill, Glenn Heights

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Wednesday Oct. 7

October 6 DCHHS Reports 22nd Human Case of West Nile Virus
October 5

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Traps in Coppell

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Monday Oct. 5 and Tuesday Oct. 6

October 2 DCHHS Offering Children's Flu Vaccine
October 1

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Traps in Rowlett, Sachse, Sunnyvale, Unincorporated Dallas County

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Thursday Oct. 1 and Sunday Oct. 4

September 30

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Traps in DeSoto

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Thursday Oct. 1 and Friday Oct. 2

September 23

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Traps in Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Thursday Sept. 24 and Sunday Sept. 27

September 23 DCHHS Receives Resolution for CDC Public Health Excellence Award
September 22 DCHHS Reports 21st Human Case of West Nile Virus
September 21

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in Coppell

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Monday Sept. 21 and Wednesday Sept. 23

September 18 DCHHS Reports Twentieth Human Case of West Nile Virus
September 17 DCHHS Reports Nineteenth Human Case of West Nile Virus
September 16

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in Cedar, Duncanville

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Thursday Sept. 17 and Sunday Sept. 20

September 15

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in Hutchins

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Tuesday Sept. 15 and Wednesday Sept. 16

September 14

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in Coppell

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Monday Sept. 14 and Wednesday Sept. 16

September 14 DCHHS Receives CDC Public Health Excellence Award for 2014 Ebola Outbreak
September 11 DCHHS Reports Eighteenth Human Case of West Nile Virus
September 10

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Traps in Balch Springs

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Thursday Sept. 10 and Friday Sept. 11

September 10 DCHHS Reports Seventeenth Human Case of West Nile Virus
September 9 DCHHS Reports Sixteenth Human Case of West Nile Virus
September 9

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Traps in Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Lancaster

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

between Wednesday Sept. 5 and Friday Sept. 11

September 9 Dallas County HIV/AIDS Program Receives Resolution
September 4 DCHHS Reports Fourteenth and Fifteenth Human Cases of West Nile Virus
September 3 DCHHS Reports Thirteenth Human Case of West Nile Virus
September 2

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Traps in Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Lancaster

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

between Wednesday Sept. 2 and Tuesday Sept. 8

September 1 DCHHS Now Offering Adult Flu Vaccine
August 31 DCHHS Reports Twelfth Human Case of West Nile Virus
August 27

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in Balch Springs

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

between Thursday Aug. 27 and Monday Aug. 31

August 26

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Traps in DeSoto

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

between Wednesday Aug. 26 and Sunday Aug. 30

August 25 DCHHS Reports Eighth Human Case of West Nile Virus
August 25 DCHHS Reports First West Nile Virus Death
August 24 DCHHS Reports Sixth and Seventh Human Cases of West Nile Virus
August 24

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Traps in Coppell

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Monday Aug. 24, Tuesday Aug. 25 and Sunday Aug 30

August 21 DCHHS Reports Fifth Human Case of West Nile Virus
August 21

Update: State Confirmation Received on Fourth Human WNV Case

August 19 DCHHS Reports Fourth Human Case of West Nile Virus
August 19

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Traps in DeSoto, Lancaster

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

between Thursday Aug. 20 and Sunday Aug. 23

August 17

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in Coppell

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Monday Aug. 17, Tuesday Aug. 18 and Sunday Aug 23

August 13

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in Rowlett

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

between Thursday Aug. 13 and Monday Aug. 17

August 13 DCHHS Receives $58,000 in Donations for Heat Relief
August 12

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Traps in Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Glenn Heights

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

between Wednesday Aug. 12 and Monday Aug. 17

August 12

Update: State Confirmation Received on Third Human WNV Case

August 12 DCHHS Reports Third Human Case of West Nile Virus
August 10

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in Coppell

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Monday Aug. 10, Tuesday Aug. 11 and Wednesday Aug 12

August 10 DCHHS Reports Second Human Case of West Nile Virus
August 10 DCHHS Opens August 15 for Free Back-to-School Immunizations
August 6

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Traps in Rowlett, Sachse

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

between Thursday Aug. 6 and Sunday Aug. 9

August 5

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Traps in Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Lancaster

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

between Wednesday Aug. 5 and Sunday Aug. 9

August 4

Additional Mosquito Spraying in Hutchins and Lancaster

Tuesday Aug. 4 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

August 3

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Traps in Coppell

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Monday August 3, Tuesday August 4 and Wednesday August 5

August 3 DCHHS Opens August 15 for Free Back-to-School Immunizations
July 30

DCHHS Reports Three Positive Mosquito Traps in Rowlett

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Thursday July 30, Friday July 31, and Monday August 3

July 29

DCHHS Reports Three Positive Mosquito Traps in Hutchins

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Wednesday July 29, Thursday July 30, and Sunday August 2

July 29

DCHHS Reports Three Positive Mosquito Traps in DeSoto

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Wednesday July 29, Thursday July 30, and Sunday August 2

July 29

DCHHS Reports Two Positive Mosquito Traps in Lancaster

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Wednesday July 29, Thursday July 30, and Sunday August 2

July 28 Additional Mosquito Spraying in Wilmer Tuesday July 28 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
July 23

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in Sachse

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Thursday July 23, Friday July 24 and Sunday July 26

July 23

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in Wilmer

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Thursday July 23, Friday July 24 and Sunday July 26

July 21 DCHHS Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus
July 20 DCHHS Urges Residents to Take Precaution During the Heat
July 20

DCHHS Reports Three Positive Mosquito Traps in Coppell

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Tuesday July 21, Wednesday July 22 and Friday July 24

July 16

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in Rowlett

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Thursday July 16, Sunday July 19 and Monday July 20

July 1

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in Cedar Hill

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Thursday July 2, Sunday July 5 and Monday July 6

June 26 Spraying Scheduled to Reduce High Mosquito Counts
June 24 Spraying Scheduled to Reduce High Mosquito Counts
June 24

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in Glenn Heights

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Thursday June 25 and Sunday June 28

June 18 Passage of House Bill 2646 Provides Protection for First Responders
June 17 DCHHS Provides Updates Avian Flu, MERS-CoV, West Nile Virus and Ebola
June 12

Spraying for Mosquitoes to be Conducted in Several Dallas County Cities to Reduce Mosquito Abundance

June 12 Avoid the Back-to-School Rush, Get Immunizations Now
June 3 DCHHS Warns Dallas County Residents of Flood and Standing Water Dangers
June 2 DCHHS Provides West Nile Virus Update
June 1

DCHHS Reminds Citizens to Use the 4Ds to Prevent Exposure to Mosquitoes

Draining or Treating Standing Water is Important

May 27

DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in DeSoto

DCHHS Will Conduct Ground Spraying from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on

Wednesday May 27, Thursday May 28, and Sunday May 31

May 22

DCHHS Reminds Citizens to Use the 4Ds to Prevent Exposure to Mosquitoes

Draining or Treating Standing Water is Important

May 21 DCHHS Reports Positive Mosquito Trap in Mesquite
May 18 DCHHS Announces Foodborne Illness, and Food and Water Safety Campaigns
May 15 DCHHS Offers Shingles Vaccine at Low Cost to Eligible Individuals
May 13 DCHHS Receives Resolution for Promoting Employee Health and Wellness
May 6 DCHHS Older Adult Services Program Receives Resolution for Older Americans Month
May 1 DCHHS Reminds Citizens to Use the 4Ds to Protect Against West Nile Virus
April 24 Mosquito Season is Underway - DCHHS Urges Dallas County Residents to Take Precautions
April 22 DCHHS Launches New Communication Tool
April 22 DCHHS Immunization Program Receives Resolution for Achievements
April 9 DCHHS Issues Listeriosis Health Advisory
April 8 DCHHS Receives Resolution at Texas Capitol
March 30 DCHHS Declares Start to Mosquito Season
March 20 DCHHS Offers Free TB Skin Testing March 24 - World TB Day
March 5 DCHHS Offers Free Kidney Health Checks
February 4 DCHHS Offers Free HIV/STD Testing for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
February 2 DCHHS Reports Eleventh Case of Chikungunya Virus
January 20 DCHHS Kicks Off Chikungunya and West Nile Virus Campaigns
January 5 DCHHS Reports Seventh Case of Chikungunya Virus

 

For general questions or for more information about Dallas County Health and Human Services,
please email Director Zachary Thompson at: zachary.thompson@dallascounty.org

Zachary S. Thompson
Director
Christopher Perkins, D.O., M.P.H.
Medical Director / Health Authority

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