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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Dallas County Health and Human Services have issued numerous bulletins, guidelines, and other materials to help physicians and health care workers respond to the Ebola outbreak. We organize them below for your ease of use.
Ebola, Accountable Care, Legislature Top TMA Conference Agenda
State and national physician leaders, elected officials, and experts will explore the topics of Ebola, Accountable Care Organizations, and TMA's top legislative issues at 2015 Texas Medical Association (TMA) Winter Conference, Leading the Way Through Crisis and Change.
Battling a Destructive Virus
Infectious disease experts and epidemiologists urge physicians to educate their patients about Ebola and to know the signs that may indicate a patient has the virus.
Free Ebola CME from UTHSCSA
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is offering an online course titled Ebola Virus Disease: What Should You Know? Update and Demonstration of Donning and Doffing of Personal Protective Equipment. Physicians can earn free 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ upon completion of the course.
State Gives “All Clear” on Dallas Ebola Cases
The last person — a hospital worker who handled medical waste on Oct. 17 — being monitored in connection with the state's three diagnosed Ebola patients was cleared from twice-daily monitoring on Nov. 7, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. The hospital worker had reached the 21-day mark, the longest incubation period for the disease.
Tele-Town Hall Discussion About Ebola
Question and answers from the Oct. 20 tele-town hall meeting on Ebola?
Use of antimicrobials over the past 50 years has led microbes to evolve and become resistant to many commonly used antimicrobial drugs. Antimicrobial resistance raises the potential for spreading infectious diseases, making this a significant public health concern.
The CDC estimates that one out of six Americans gets sick from a food-borne illness every year. Most cases go unreported, either because the victim doesn't see a doctor or there is no specific diagnosis. Food-borne infections, however, can cause serious illness and death.
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Be on the Lookout for Cyclospora
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) encourages health care professionals to test for Cyclospora in patients who have diarrheal illness lasting more than a few days or diarrhea accompanied by severe anorexia or fatigue.
Action Special: Texas Investigating Potential Measles Exposures
A health alert issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) advises physicians to consider measles in their diagnoses. The department published the alert following notification by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment that more than 30 Texans may have been exposed to the highly contagious disease at a Wichita, Kan., softball event during the Fourth of July weekend.
Texas Colledge Students' First Mandatory Test: Get Meningitis Vaccine
College students especially are vulnerable to the disease because new students are coming together from different places and share close living quarters. The only other patient group at a higher risk of contracting meningococcal disease is preschool children, doctors note.
Broader Raw Milk Sales a Sour Idea, Physicians Say
Is raw milk bad milk? Drinking raw, unpasteurized milk can make you sick, or even kill you, physicians say.
2013 TMA Physician Letters and Testimonies
Read recent letters and testimonies presented by TMA physician leaders at the state capitol.
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