Mosquitoes get West Nile virus after biting infected birds. Symptoms of mild West Nile virus infections include fever, headache, sore throat, body aches, fatigue, skin rash and swollen lymph glands. Symptoms of more severe West Nile virus infections - encephalitis and meningitis - include headache, high fever, stiff neck, disorientation, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, coma and paralysis. If you have these symptoms, contact your health care provider right away
Fort Bend County conducts surveillance of mosquito pools for the presence of West Nile virus. To report unusual numbers of mosquitoes in a particular area, call Road and Bridge at 281-342-0508. For information on West Nile virus click www.fortbendcountyhhs.com
Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and extends through Nov. 30. Hurricanes are powerful storms that can cause severe coastal and inland flooding, dangerous storm surges, high winds, tornadoes and heavy rainfall. Their effects can be devastating to entire communities and can have long-lasting consequences, including loss of life and property.
For important tips and information around hurricane preparedness click: www.fortbendcountyhhs.com
BEAT THE HEAT
When Disaster Strikes, Will You Be Ready?
Basic preparation can help keep your family safe in any type of emergency.
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Make a Kit. Have a Plan. Be Informed.
The Department of Health & Human Services is Fort Bend County's principal agency for protecting the health of county residents and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. The Department includes seven subordinate departments, covering a wide spectrum of activities .
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