Update from Michelle

Michelle Facebooked this and then called in….

“Can I just say please take care of your body before you get sick… Stop stressing… Exercise… Eat right …

Life’s too short to spent it in bed 😖😢😩 once it’s sick it’s a tough row to hoe 😓😷 I wish words could express the hopeless despair of long term illness.”

#fewunderstand #badday

Update Alleged Staph Outbreak Galveston

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We’ve been receiving calls from people who are concerned after seeing a viral Facebook post referencing an alleged staph infection outbreak at Schlitterbahn Galveston.

We feel it important to address this matter since it involves an alleged public health threat.

As of this post, Galveston County Health District Epidemiology Services does not have reports from medical providers of staph infection related to Schlitterbahn Galveston.

Our epidemiologists also reached out to UTMB, the medical facility referenced in the post, and verified there are no confirmed staph infection diagnosis affiliated with Schlitterbahn Galveston.

Additionally, we were also able to speak on the phone with the author of the post to confirm the medical facility she referenced in the post.