Infectious diseases kill more people worldwide than any other cause. While the United States is much better off than most other nations, infectious diseases remain a concern in South Texas.
- Texas has the second lowest vaccination rate in the country of children under 3 years old.
- Between 177 and 488 Texans died each week from flu or pneumonia in 2015.
- Texas has 85 known species of mosquitoes, including those that can transmit Dengue, Malaria, Chikungunya, West Nile and Zika.
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If left untreated, infectious diseases can lead to:
- Long-term illness
- Premature death
To avoid complications:
- Get vaccinated at one of our partner providers near you.
- Learn about infectious diseases by talking with our health educators.
- Beat mosquitoes and other disease-carrying creatures by learning how to control them.
- Protect yourself by washing your hands, traveling with precautions and preparing food safely.
By getting vaccinated and protecting ourselves, we can
- Avoid long-term complications and death related to preventable diseases
- Prevent outbreaks of infectious diseases