Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Woman Dies From Nationwide Salmonella OutbreakA Texas woman has become the second person to die in a nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to tainted cucumbers sold by a California company, health officials reported Wednesday.
Dallas County Reports Third Human Case of West Nile VirusThe resident lives in the 75214 zip code in Dallas and was diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease.
Texas Officials Amend Death Certificate To Reflect Gay UnionState officials say they've complied with a court order and amended the death certificate of a man to include the name of his same-sex spouse.
Ken Paxton Faces Contempt Hearing Over Same-Sex Marriage RightsA federal judge has ordered Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to explain why he should not be held in contempt for enforcing state laws that impede gay marriage rights.
FDA: Cyclospora Outbreaks Linked To Mexican CilantroThe Texas Department of State Health Services is among the state and federal agencies that have identified Mexican cilantro as the cause of a cyclospora outbreak.
Texas Fights Immigrants' Lawsuit Over Birth CertificatesTexas health officials asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by immigrant parents who were denied birth certificates for their U.S.-born children because local authorities refused to recognize as valid certain forms of identification.
Blue Bell Plans Production Test RunBlue Bell announced today that it will begin a trial production run at one of its four creameries later this month, though the Brenham-based ice cream company says there is no firm date for when its products will hit shelves for sale.
DSHS Investigating Increase In Texas Cyclospora CasesThe Texas Department of State Health Services is investigating Cyclospora infections in Texas after 52 new cases were reported last week.
Texas House OKs New Abortion Restrictions, Then BacktracksThe Texas House gave preliminary approval to tighter abortion restrictions involving fetuses with severe abnormalities before withdrawing a sweeping health bill that included the new limits.
Nurse Who Survived Ebola Sues Dallas Hospital SystemNina Pham filed lawsuit Monday in Dallas County against Texas Health Resources for issues from contracting Ebola.
Dallas City, County Leaders Celebrate "Ebola-Free" DayThe last person being monitored in connection with Texas' three Ebola patients is set to be cleared from twice-daily monitoring.
Milestone: Dallas County Is Ebola-FreeFive weeks after Dallas County became the epicenter of the nation's Ebola crisis, the county enters Friday with no new cases reported and everyone off the disease watch list.