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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
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 11 and 15 June 2017, the national IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 14 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection including one fatal case among previously reported cases.
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Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Democratic Republic of the Congo
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), two separate circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2s (cVDPV2s) have been confirmed. The first cVDPV2 strain has been isolated from two acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases from two districts in Haut-Lomami province, with onset of paralysis on 20 February and 8 March 2017. The second cVDPV2 strain has been isolated from Maniema province, from two AFP cases (with onset of paralysis on 18 April and 8 May 2017) and a healthy contact in the community.
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Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 1 and 10 June 2017 the national IHR focal point of Saudi Arabia reported 35 additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection including three fatal cases and one death among previously reported cases (case number 5 in the Disease Outbreak News published on 6 June 2017).
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