Six communities across Texas were awarded grants to help physicians and community organizations provide free and low-cost vaccinations to uninsured and underinsured Texans. The grants totaling more than $11,500 were provided by the Texas Medical Association’s Be Wise — ImmunizeSM program.
Thousands of Texas physicians and nurses this evening took part in a joint education program to learn as much as they can about the Ebola virus.
Last week, Thomas Eric Duncan, the first known person to develop Ebola in the United States, died at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
A four-year-old New Jersey boy died Sept. 25, and a 21-month-old Michigan girl died Oct. 10, making them the first two confirmed deaths from enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed 594 cases of EV-D68 in 43 states, including Texas, as of Oct. 6.