Zika

West Nile Virus Mosquito Sample Discovered in Northwest Harris County

HCPH locates first Mosquito-Borne Disease Sample of the Year Harris County Public Health (HCPH) has confirmed its first West Nile Virus (WNV) sample for 2021. The mosquito sample was identified and collected in the northwest area of Harris County. HCPH’s Mosquito and Vector Control Division (MVCD) will be treating the affected area. For interactive maps of mosquito-borne disease activity and proposed treatment, please visit: http://www.hcphtx.org/mc. About Mosquito-Borne Diseases Mosquitoes are present throughout the year, however peak activity […]

Harris County Executive Director Leaves Current Position

Today Harris County Public Health (HCPH) announces the departure of their Executive Director Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH. Dr. Shah is set to become the next Secretary of Health for the state of Washington under Governor Jay Inslee, effective December 18, 2020. Dr. Shah first joined HCPH in 2004, as Deputy Director and the Director for Disease Control and Clinical Prevention. He was appointed HCPH Executive Director by Harris County Commissioners Court in 2013. “Under […]