The departmental mission is to provide outstanding services in environmental health and in order to promote wellness and prevent disease in our community through prevention today and healthier tomorrow. This will be accomplished through the intellectual use of human resources, technology, education and common sense.
The City of DeSoto Health Department only offers environmental health-related services. For medical and immunization services, contact your family physician or the Dallas County Health Department.
Below are helpful phone numbers and websites:
Dallas County Health Department Services, Region 2/3
Texas Department of State Health
Tip of the Month
Protect yourself and others
Stay home as much as you can
Keep a safe distance
Wash hands often
Wear mask all the time
Cover your cough
Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization and death. Some people such as older people, young children and people with certain health condition might be at high risk of flu complication. Flu viruses is most common during fall and winter. People with flu can spread it up to 6 feet away mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze, or talk. CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza. Flu vaccines can reduce illness, doctor's visit and missed work and school due to flu. If you get sick with flu, antiviral drugs may be a treatment option. Check with doctor promptly if you are at high risk of serious flu complication and you get flu symptom
Safety Tips for the Summer
Please keep the little one safe in and around water. Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death of children ages 1 to 4 in United States. While we have a backyard pool or hot tub, or take child to a public or friend’s pool for a party, these three essential rules should be kept in mind.
- Teach children to swim
- Actively supervise your children when in or around water.
- Have the right equipment.
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