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The Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response is comprised of experts and professionals from highly respected Texas institutions. The task force exists to provide critical information and recommendations regarding the risks of infectious diseases to Texas citizens.

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Understanding proper procedure and best practices can make all the difference in a variety of medical scenarios. To help protect you and the health of those around you, TexasIDR provides free training materials, online courses, opportunities to engage with the healthcare community, and free continuing education credits for medical professionals and first responders.

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OUR MISSION

A statewide work group of health professionals that will gather, review, and post educational resources for multiple audiences on preparedness and response to emerging and important infectious diseases, such as Ebola.

Breaking and Latest News

Zika Virus Information

Stay up-to-date on the Zika Virus (ZIKV) by checking the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

First Chikungunya Case Acquired in Texas

The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed the first locally acquired case of chikungunya, a mosquito borne illness. Read More.

Courses

To help prevent the spread of infectious diseases, check out the informative and instructional courses available through TexasIDR. Courses are open and free to anybody and CE, CME, and CNE credit is offered upon completion of each module. Please click on the modules below to join the TXIDR community and get started.

Coming soon! The next training module covering the Zika virus will soon be available to you as an online course on what the virus is, its symptoms, how it is transmitted and how to protect against it. Take advantage of our free courses and earn continuing education credits.

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Featured Courses

Donning and Doffing of Personal Protective Equipment
To protect yourself and limit the spread of contamination, it is critical that you learn and follow the proper procedure and precautions for donning and doffing your PPE garments. These short courses cover the various precaution scenarios: standard, contact, airborne, and droplet.
   15 minutes
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Top Stories
Cholera – Kenya
Since the beginning of 2017, Kenya is experiencing an upsurge of cholera cases. The first cholera outbreak reported in 2017 was in Tana River County. The outbreak started on 10 October 2016 and was controlled by April 2017.
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Dengue fever – Sri Lanka
From 1 January to 7 July 2017, the Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health (MoH) Sri Lanka reported 80 732 dengue fever cases, including 215 deaths. This is a 4.3 fold higher than the average number of cases for the same period between 2010 and 2016, and the monthly number of cases exceeds the mean plus three standard deviations for each of the past six months. Based on sentinel site surveillance for the past seven years the expected peak months of May to July coincides with the south-western monsoon which commences in late April.
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Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China
On 19 June 2017, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) notified WHO of five additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China. On 24 June 2017, the NHFPC notified WHO of 10 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China. On 30 June 2017, the NHFPC notified WHO of six additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China.
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