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Public Health Alerts / Recalls

Tarrant County Public Health will post alerts and warnings in this space as they are received.

Health Advisory: Outbreak of Cyclospora Infections: test patients with consistent symptoms - July 17, 2013

Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) and The Texas Department of State Health Services are encouraging healthcare providers to test patients for Cyclospora if they have diarrheal illness lasting more than two days or diarrhea accompanied by severe anorexia or fatigue. Diagnosis of Cyclospora requires submission of stool specimens for “Ova and Parasite” testing with additional specific orders for Cyclospora. A single negative stool specimen does not exclude the diagnosis; three specimens are optimal.

Full advisory


Current cases under investigation:   28 (as of 7-29-13; 2 p.m.)


TCPH Bulletin: Cyclosporiasis





Multistate Fungal Meningitis Infection Outbreak

Latest CDC update: Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak 

Latest FDA update: Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Ameridose issues voluntary recall of all products - Nov. 1, 2012

FDA Press Release

On Oct. 31, 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Ameridose is voluntarily recalling all of its unexpired medical products in circulation. Ameridose is based in Westborough, Mass., and is managed by some of the same people as the New England Compounding Center (NECC), the firm that distributed and recalled injectable medications implicated in the ongoing multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis and other infections. FDA is not aware of any recent reports of infections associated with the recalled Ameridose products.




Previous years recalls

 Previous years alerts/recalls
 Recall of Swimming Pool and Inground Spa Drain Covers