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Public Health is the first line of defense in maintaining and improving the public’s health status.

A productive, economically sound society relies on a safe, healthy population. Since its inception in the 1950s, Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has been a valuable local resource by providing services aimed at promoting, achieving and maintaining a healthy standard of living to all Tarrant County residents. With a client base and scope of services as diverse as the county's population, a dedicated staff of more than 425 public health professionals and annual funding resources totaling approximately $60 million, TCPH services truly touch everyone, every day, everywhere.

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Health Officials Confirm Rubella Case

Thu Aug 27 16:51:00 CDT 2015 - Tarrant County Public Health has confirmed an imported case of Rubella involving a student at Texas Christian University.

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Ground Spraying Scheduled for Friday Night in Unincorporated Tarrant County

Wed Aug 26 15:22:00 CDT 2015 - Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquito samples collected in three areas of unincorporated Tarrant County.

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Ground Spraying Scheduled for Monday Night in Unincorporated Tarrant County

Fri Aug 14 15:52:00 CDT 2015 - Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed a West Nile Virus (WNV) positive mosquito sample in unincorporated Tarrant County. The positive mosquito sample was collected in Northwest Tarrant County – in the area around Blue Sky Dr. and Elk Horn Ct.

August Health Observances

August 2015 calendar

National Breastfeeding Month, World Breastfeeding Week and National Immunization Month are all major observances during August. You will find lots of helpful information regarding our Back-to-School Immunizations on our calendar this month as well as on the "Time for Back-to-School Immunizations" web page. And with the oppressive heat still upon us, our Heat-related Illness bulletin offers tips to help you cope with the extreme temperatures.

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