Houston Health Department Urges Health Precautions to Citizens Affected By Harvey

Style Magazine Newswire | 9/8/2017, 1:24 p.m.
The Houston Health Department urges people take health precautions when dealing with impacts of Hurricane Harvey. People 7 years of ...
Director for the Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) Stephen L. Williams

The Houston Health Department urges people take health precautions when dealing with impacts of Hurricane Harvey. People 7 years of age and older with puncture wounds or cuts that were exposed to Harvey floodwaters may be at risk for contracting tetanus. They will need a tetanus shot if they have not had one in the past 10 years. They will need to consult their primary care physician or medical home. Use an N-95 rated dust mask if heavy concentrations of mold are already growing in your home. First, wash surfaces with soap and warm clean water to remove dirt and debris. Next, sanitize surfaces with household bleach. Clean it with a solution of 1 cup household liquid bleach per 5 gallons of water. f not currently flooded, drain any standing water left in your yard by Hurricane Harvey so mosquitoes have less of a chance to multiply and spread viruses such as Zika or West Nile.