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Press Releases for 2005
DCHHS encourages the public to add personal preparedness to your list of New Year's resolutions (Dec. 30, 2005)
DCHHS reminds parents to give their children the gift of immunizations this holiday season (Dec. 22, 2005)
DCHHS director to speak at metroplex Black Nurses Association - Dallas, Inc. scholarship banquet (Dec. 8, 2005)
DCHHS says "thank you" to public health heroes (Nov. 18, 2005)
Avian flu fact sheet (Nov. 17, 2005)
Dallas County Health and Human Services confirms three new human cases of West Nile (Nov. 17, 2005)
As holiday season arrives, add food safety to your holiday tradition (Nov. 16, 2005)
Dallas County Health and Human Services confirms three new human cases of West Nile (Nov. 4, 2005)
DCHHS now offering flu shots to the entire family (Nov. 4, 2005)
Dallas County medical reserve corps receives national recognition (Nov. 3, 2005)
DCHHS now offering flu shots to children ages 2 - 18 (Oct. 27, 2005)
DCHHS shares Halloween safety tips (Oct. 26, 2005)
Dallas County Health and Human Services confirms eight new human cases of West Nile (Oct. 24, 2005)
DCHHS to provide West Nile season update (Oct. 21, 2005)
Dallas County Health and Human Services reminds the public preparedness is the key to surviving any disaster (Oct. 21, 2005)
DCHHS reminds high risk persons to get their flu shot (Oct. 18, 2005)
DCHHS and YWCA to offer free mammograms on Friday, October 14 (Oct. 12, 2005)
DCHHS receives second shipment of flu vaccine (Oct. 7, 2005)
DCHHS expects to run out of flu vaccine tomorrow (Oct. 6, 2005)
Two new human cases of West Nile confirmed in Dallas County (Oct. 6, 2005)
DCHHS announces new human cases of West Nile disease (Oct. 5, 2005)
DCHHS to administer tetanus vaccines to Hurricane Rita evacuees (Oct. 3, 2005)
DCHHS Announces new human cases of West Nile disease (Sept. 30, 2005)
Dallas County Health and Human Services Starts flu campaign (Sept. 29, 2005)
Project Katrina provides health care to evacuees (Sept. 29, 2005)
Dallas County Health and Human Services announces launch of Hurricane Rita shelter resource Web site (Sept. 23, 2005)
DCHHS confirms new human case of West Nile Disease (Sept. 23, 2005)
Dallas County Health and Human Services prepares for upcoming flu season (Sept. 22, 2005)
Project Katrina provides health care to evacuees (Sept. 22, 2005)
DCHHS to spray city Lancaster tonight after 9:00 p.m. (Sept. 20, 2005)
DCHHS to spray in the cities of Rowlett, Seagoville, DeSoto, CockrellHill and Sunnyvale to control mosquito population (Sept. 20, 2005)
DCHHS confirms new human case of West Nile (Sept. 20, 2005)
DCHHS provides update of public health issues in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (Sept. 8, 2005)
DCHHS offers assistance to Hurricane Katrina evacuees (Sept. 6, 2005)
DCHHS confirms fourth human case of West Nile (Aug. 16, 2005)
DCHHS announces new human cases of West Nile Fever (Aug. 11, 2005)
DCHHS invites media to observe the model mass prophylactic clinic exercise (Aug. 8, 2005)
DCHHS to spray cities of Duncanville, DeSoto, Glenn Heights, Balch Springs and the town of Highland Park the week of August 8th (Aug. 8, 2005)
DCHHS announces first human case of West Nile Fever (Aug. 5, 2005)
DCHHS investigates first possible human case of West Nile Virus in Dallas County (Aug. 5, 2005)
Dallas County HHS urges caution as temperatures rise (July 21, 2005)
DCHHS to spray city of Duncanville and town of Highland Park Thursday (July 14th) and Monday (July 18th) nights (July 13, 2005)
DCHHS urges parents to act now to meet new state immunization requirements (July 8, 2005)
DCHHS to spray city of Lancaster Monday, July 11th and Wednesday, July 13, 2005 nights (July 8, 2005)
Dallas County Health officials announce new pertussis vaccine now available for adolescents (June 14, 2005)
DCDHHS appoints Dr. John Carlo as new chief epidemiologist (May 31, 2005)
DCHHS prepares for upcoming west nile virus season (May 13, 2005)
DCHHS to hold free childhood immunization clinic on Saturday, April 23rd (April 20, 2005)
DCHHS celebrates National Infant Immunization Week April 24 - 30 (April 20, 2005)
Dallas County Health and Human Services prepares for upcoming west nile virus season (April 19, 2005)
North Texas Health organizations to hold immunization roundup on April 9 to encourage on-time vaccination for children (April 6, 2005)
April issue of DCHHS monthly newsletter is now available online (March 30, 2005)
Dallas County Health and Human Services celebrates National Public Health Week April 4-10 (March 29, 2005)
DCHHS weekly flu update: reports of flu activity still declining in Dallas County (March 25, 2005)
Dallas County Health and Human Services observes World TB Day March 24 (March 24, 2005)
DCHHS and UT Southwestern present update in public health emergencies and bioterrorism for medical and public health professionals on Saturday, April 16 (March 22, 2005)
DCHHS weekly flu update: reports of flu activity declining in Dallas County (March 18, 2005)
DCHHS weekly flu update: flu activity widespread for sixth consecutive week in Dallas County (Feb. 25, 2005)
March issue of new DCHHS monthly newsletter is now available online (Feb. 25, 2005)
Regional emergency preparedness officials recommend funding for DCHHS bioterrorism lab project (Feb. 25, 2005)
Flu shots now available for all at Dallas County Health and Human Services (Feb. 18, 2005)
DCHHS updates medical community on emerging sexually transmitted diseases (Feb. 14, 2005)
DCHHS weekly flu update: flu activity widespread for fourth consecutive week in Dallas County (Feb. 11, 2005)
Dallas County Health and Human Services and the La Sima Foundation to observe National Black HIV/AIDS awareness and information day on Monday, Feb. 7 (Feb. 4, 2005)
DCHHS weekly flu update: flu activity widespread for third consecutive week in Dallas County (Feb. 4, 2005)
Dallas County flu vaccine update: DCHHS has run out of adult flu shots (Feb. 2, 2005)
Dallas County has limited flu vaccine available for adults (Feb. 1, 2005)
Dallas County weekly flu update: flu activity still widespread in Dallas County (Jan. 28, 2005)
Weatherization Assistance Program helps homes become energy efficient (Jan. 27, 2005)
Flu shots available for all at Dallas County Health and Human Services (Jan. 26, 2005)
Dallas County weekly flu update:  flu activity hits widespread level in Dallas County (Jan. 21, 2005)
Dallas County weekly flu update: flu activity still classified as local in Dallas County (Jan. 14, 2005)
Public health reminder: Dallas County health officials remind parents to vaccinate their children (Jan. 13, 2005
DCHHS officials are receiving reports of increased flu illness in the county; flu shots still available at Dallas County Health and Huuman Services (Jan. 7, 2005)
Flu Shots still available at Dallas County Health and Human Services (Jan. 7, 2005)
Dallas County invites seniors to participate in program that offers free meals and activities (Jan. 5, 2005)
Dallas County Health and Human Services expands flu shot targets starting today (Jan. 3, 2005)

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

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

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