Public Health

The City of Brownsville Public Health Department mission is to improve the quality of life, safety and well being of our community through education and enforcement. 

The Department has over 34 full and part time staffed assigned to five divisions:

  • Animal Regulation & Care Center
    • Dedicated to improving the quality of life for the extended pet population.
  • Inspections & Foods
    • Dedicated to ensure food sold and served within the city is safe and produced under sanitary conditions.
  • Ordinance Enforcement
    • Dedicated to improving the quality of life, protect the health, safety and welfare of the community through enforcement.
  • Vector Control
    • Dedicated to monitoring and controlling mosquitos that are capable of transmitting disease.
  • Wellness
    • Dedicated to improving the City of Brownsville employees health and wellness.

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Influenza (flu) is a contagious disease that can be serious. Every year, millions of people get sick, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu. CDC urges you to take the following actions to protect yourself and others from flu.

1. Get yourself and your family vaccinated!
2. Take everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of flu viruses!
3. Take Antiviral Drugs if Your Doctor Prescribes Them!



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FLU Warnings



Texas DSHS issues Flu Warning

It is not too late to get vaccinated. 

CDC Flu status
Influenza activity increased again in this week’s FluView report. All U.S. states but Hawaii are reporting widespread flu activity. Indicators used to track influenza-like-activity (ILI) are similar to what was seen during the peak of the 2014-2015 season, a season of high severity. 


CDC Influenza Warning


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing: 1) a notice about increased influenza A(H3N2) activity and its clinical implications; 2) a summary of influenza antiviral drug treatment recommendations; 3) an update about approved treatment drugs and supply this season; and 4) background information for patients about influenza treatment.

Governor Abbott, THHS, and TEA send Zika letter to School Superintendents and School Board Members


May 24, 2017
Thank you for your commitment to the education of school children in Texas. We know the impact of school districts extends well beyond the walls of school campuses and into the communities they serve. As the school year draws to a close, mosquito season is just beginning. As hubs of your community, we are asking for your help in raising awareness of ways to prevent the spread of Zika. Protecting your campuses will help protect your staff, students, their families and the entire community. 
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