Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a death rate of up to 90%. The illness affects humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). Ebola first appeared in 1976 in two simultaneous outbreaks, one in a village near the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the other in a remote area of Sudan. The origin of the virus is unknown but fruit bats (Pteropodidae) are considered the likely host of the Ebola virus, based on available evidence.
Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.
Meningitis is a disease caused by the inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord known as the meninges. The inflammation is usually caused by an infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis may develop in response to a number of causes, usually bacteria or viruses, but meningitis can also be caused by physical injury, cancer or certain drugs. The severity of illness and the treatment for meningitis differ depending on the cause. Thus, it is important to know the specific cause of meningitis.
Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine: The 82nd Texas Legislature approved Senate Bill 1107, which requires all students entering a public, private, or independent institution of higher education in Texas as of January 2012 and thereafter to provide documentation that they have had a meningococcal (bacterial meningitis) vaccine or “booster” dose- within the last five years and at least 10 days prior to the first day of class.
Howard College Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine Information / Requirements
Public Health Department Information
|Big Spring Area
Texas Department of State
Health Services - Big Spring
501 Birdwell Lane, Suite 28-B
Big Spring, Texas 79720
Phone: (432) 263-9775
Fax: (432) 263-9781
Counties: Howard, Glasscock, Martin
Anonymous HIV testing, confidential HIV testing, STD testing, prevention counseling, HIV prevention education, STD prevention education, nurse on-site, hepatitis education/counseling, Hepatitis B vaccine-children ($5.00), TB testing, TB treatment, pregnancy testing, immunizations, nutrition services, family planning.
South Plains Public Health District
503 S. 1st Street
Lamesa, TX 79331
(closed for lunch from 12:00-1:00pm)
Services: South Plains Public Health District provides public and environmental health services for Dawson County, Texas. Our health clinic for Dawson County is located in Lamesa. Walk-ins are welcome, although some services require an appointment. Interpreters are available – you are not required to provide your own.
City of San Angelo-Tom Green County Health Department Nursing Services
2030 Pulliam St., Suite 9
San Angelo, TX 76905
Phone: (325) 657-4214
Hours: 8 AM-Noon /
1 PM-5 PM
Services: The Nursing Division provides a range of services designed to promote healthy living through prevention, protection and intervention. Immunization clinics, tuberculosis testing and case management clinics as well as sexually transmitted disease clinics are available.