Several diseases must be reported. Visit these links to see reportable diseases.
Texas laws require notifiable conditions to be reported to the local health authority or Texas Department of State Health Services.
Many of the notifiable conditions are those pertaining to human conditions; however, Harris County Public Health also tracks non-reportable animal diseases, especially in the event of an outbreak. If you are a veterinarian and are seeing an influx of a particular uncommon, highly contagious, or zoonotic disease, OR if a client has recently adopted a pet that has been diagnosed with a highly contagious or zoonotic disease, we ask that you report it to our zoonosis department. Examples of non-reportable diseases:
- Brucellosis (Brucella canis)
- Canine distemper
- Canine influenza
- Rickettsial disease: Lyme (Borrelia burgdorferi), RMSF (Rickettsia rickettsii)
- Pseudorabies in companion animals
Veterinary Health Alert Network (VHAN)
The Veterinary Health Alert Network (VHAN) is a notification system designed to keep veterinarians updated with urgent local and national health updates.
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