The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District as the public health agency serving the City of San Antonio and Bexar County has confirmed two cases of monkeypox. Both individuals are currently isolating, following all recommended guidance, and all close contacts have been notified. As of yesterday, Texas has 42 cases of monkeypox reported.
Written by City of San Antonio on Jul 15 2022 - 11:58am
With questions about omicron’s severity still unanswered, Texas braces for new COVID-19 wave this winter
Written by Texas Tribune on Dec 20 2021 - 12:23pm
By Jolie McCullough, The Texas Tribune As the omicron variant of COVID-19 quickly spreads across the United States, public health experts fear that Texas’ health care system could once again be overwhelmed by the disease within weeks. “It’s really accelerating fast,” said Dr. Peter Hotez, a virologist at Baylor College of Medicine. “I think we’re going to be in the middle of it by Christmas.”
Written by Amanda Evrard on Aug 9 2016 - 6:47pm
It's back to school time again, and children of all ages are required to receive minimum immunizations in order to be eligible to attend school in Texas. Why are minimum vaccinations required? And what makes these and other vaccines important? NOWCastSA sat down with Dr. Dennis Conrad for a conversation on immunizations to find out.
Written by Edward Olvera on Nov 19 2015 - 11:13am
Everyone six months old and older should get vaccinated. People age 65 and older, pregnant women, young children and those with chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease or kidney and liver disorders are more susceptible to serious influenza complications, so flu vaccine is especially important for them. The latest available data from the Metro Health flu surveillance network showed that mostly flu A is circulating in our community.