public health

City of Victoria cancels Bootfest 2021

Due to Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations

VICTORIA, Texas - The City of Victoria has made the decision to cancel Bootfest 2021 to protect public health in Victoria. Victoria has recently experienced an increase in Covid-19 cases…

82 new cases of COVID-19 in Victoria County

1,754 confirmed cases of COVID-19

VICTORIA, Texas - The Victoria County Public Health Department is reporting a COVID-19-related death in Victoria County. The patient, a female Victoria County resident in her 80’s, had been hospitalized in Victoria. To respect and honor the family, no further…

Healthcare Hero: David Gonzales

Healthcare Hero: David Gonzales, director of the Victoria County Public Health Department

VICTORIA, Texas - COVID-19 was declared a worldwide pandemic on March 11th, two days later on March 13th the decision was made to activate the emergency operations center in Victoria County.…

US raises legal age for cigarettes, vape

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a sweeping spending bill into law, including a measure that prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21.

Packaged hard-boiled eggs, Listeria outbreak

A deadly, multistate outbreak of Listeria infections has been linked to packaged hard-boiled eggs, and retailers and consumers are warned not to serve, sell, use or consume the products.

Congress agrees to millions in gun violence research

The $25 million for federal research into gun violence that's included in the massive spending bill agreed to on Capitol Hill represents the first time in over two decades that Congress has allocated funding for the issue.

FDA investigates 3 separate E. coli outbreaks

Just days after health officials urged Americans to throw out their salad kits over E. coli concerns, the Food and Drug Administration announced it's investigating three separate E. coli outbreaks linked to salad products.

6 'probable' vaping-related injury cases linked to Mass. dispensaries

A state investigation into vaping-related lung injury cases in Massachusetts has found that vape products used in six probable cases were purchased legally from dispensaries. All of the products contained THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary psychoactive component of cannabis.