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What We Do 

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Disease Surveillance

 

Flu Surveillance

 

Health Preparedness and Response

 

 

 Coronavirus

To date there are no reported cases of 2019 novel coronavirus, neither confirmed nor suspected, in Brazoria County.  The health department is participating on calls with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Texas Department of State Health Services to stay informed on the ongoing outbreak. Healthcare providers should immediately notify Brazoria County Health Department if they suspect a person has been infected with the novel coronavirus. 

Report suspected cases at 979-864-2168

or after hours, 800-511-1632. 

Brazoria County Public Health is prepared to respond to a High Consequence Infectious Disease, such as the novel coronavirus.  Brazoria County Public Health’s response includes:

·         Expanding surveillance activities (Including contact investigations and continued monitoring of any suspected or confirmed cases)

·         Notifying hospitals and healthcare facilities of control measures if a case is suspected

·         Obtaining additional guidance from state and federal authorities

·         Coordinating transport and care with hospitals and SETRAC

If a citizen has traveled to China in the past 14 days and has symptoms of fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, they should seek out medical care. Before going to the doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms so that the healthcare workers can be prepared with the appropriate protective equipment.

 

For more information, please see the CDC’s website here

(https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html).

 

To view the Coronavirus 2020-nCoV John Hopkins resource Global Cases Map click on link below:

Coronavirus 2020 John Hopkins Resource Global Cases Map