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Zika Virus Information
 

ZIKA VIRUS is transmitted to people by mosquitoes.  The most common symptoms of Zika virus are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes).  The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting several days to a week.  Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.  Deaths are rare.  Zika virus is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito.  A mother already infected with Zika virus near the time of delivery can pass on the virus to her newborn around the time of birth.  It is possible that Zika virus could be passed from mother to fetus during pregnancy.

To learn more about the Zika Virus please visit the following links:

Dallas County Health and Human Services:
DCHHS Zika Virus Brochure

Dallas County Health and Human Services: http://www.dallascounty.org/department/hhs/zika.html

Texas Department of State Health Services:
http://www.texaszika.org/

Center for Disease Control and Prevention:  
http://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html

Ebola Update

City of Sachse officials have been in close contact with the City’s Health Authority, Dallas County Office of Emergency Management, Collin County Health Care Services, State Department of Health and Human Services continuously since an active case of the Ebola virus was found in Dallas.  News outlets, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and other media are publishing the latest information for residents and citizens regarding how the virus spreads and providing information about precautions citizens should take to help protect themselves.  Healthcare professionals should contact their employers to ensure they are implementing the best practices to protect themselves and the public. 

While there does not appear to be any immediate threat to the City of Sachse, local emergency response personnel are taking appropriate actions to protect against further spread of the virus.  City of Sachse Emergency Management personnel are continuing to consider and implement those actions appropriate for the situation and potential threat. 

Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with bodily fluids.  Casual contact with even an infected person who is not symptomatic does not spread the virus.  Detailed information can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at the following URL: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/. 


Flu Vaccines and Immunizations

In the past, Sachse relied on Dallas County Health and Human Services for public health care.  In October 2011, Sachse contracted with the City of Garland Health Department to provide communicable disease investigations and control for all preventable disease and interic illnesses vaccines.  This protection includes the school children from the two school districts, Garland and Wylie, as long as they are residents of Sachse.

Learn more about the influenza virus and how you can stay healthy.

Garland Public Health Clinic
206 Carver Drive   
Garland, TX 75040
972-205-3370
972-205-3372 (Fax)
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (No appointment necessary)

Food Establishments/Public Swimming Pools, Interactive Water Features & Fountains

All food service businesses and public swimming pools must apply for a health permit from the City of Sachse, which must be displayed in a visible place.  To apply please contact Environmental Health Services at (469) 429-4788. 

Sachse contracts with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) to conduct periodic inspections of food establishments located within Sachse's city limits.  Food establishments should be inspected twice a year by DCHHS (214) 819-2115.

A certified pool operator certification is required for operation of all commercial public and semi-public pools.

At least one employee shall be a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFM) on site for each food establishment.  All food employees shall successfully complete an accredited food handler training course.
 
Temporary Food Permits/Mobile Food Permits

Qualifying non-profit groups may be fee exempt for the temporary food permits, please contact Environmental Health Services for more details at (469) 429-4788. 

Child Care Center Sanitation

All licensed child care centers in the City of Sachse must provide safe and proper care, food, facilities, and supervision of the children entrusted to them.

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Child Care Minimum Standards - Chapter 746

Child Care Center Inspection

Any child care center that is licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services must also have a yearly child care center inspection from the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS).  The fee for a child care center inspection is $2 per licensed child.
http://www.dallascounty.org/department/hhs/fees.html

Foster Home Inspection

The DCHHS conducts foster home inspections to any City of Sachse resident.  Please call (214) 819-2115 to schedule the inspection.

Nail Salons Regulated by State Regulations

Nail salons are regulated and licensed by the State of Texas.  We have included contact information for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation here.

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
P. O. Box 12157
Austin, TX  78711
Phone: 512.463.6599
Toll-Free Phone: 800.803.9202
Fax: 512.463.9468
Relay Texas TDD: 800.735.2989
 
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