Infectious Diseases and Requirements for Reporting

Meningitis Outbreak: Be Suspicious
October 12, 2012

A multi-state fungal meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated methylprednisolone means Texas physicians should be highly suspicious if a patient has an adverse reaction to an injection of the drug, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) advises. At least 12 people have died thus far, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports. Read more.

 


There are nearly 80 reportable conditions in Texas, including several infectious diseases. In addition, dozens more non-reportable but potentially serious diseases continue to infect Texans each year. TMA is working to stay on top of the latest infectious disease trends to provide Texas physicians with the most-up-to-date information on preventing, reporting, and addressing new disease outbreaks locally and across the state. The following are a list of important updates related to infectious diseases in Texas.

Disease Treatment and Prevention 

HIV 

Influenza 

Meningitis 

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) 

Resources:   

Texas Infectious Disease Data (DSHS) 

Texas Reportable Conditions Information Page (DSHS) 


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