Texas health officials warn people to avoid flood water, get tetanus shots

As southeastern Texas and neighboring regions feel the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, Texas health officials are warning people in affected areas to avoid contact with floodwater and distributing tetanus vaccines to those who need it, according to NPR.

The warnings were issued because of the risk of infection that comes from contact with floodwater, which can be contaminated by household cleaning supplies, human waste and other sources.

Fourteen hospitals in the affected areas have been evacuated since Friday, and the state has contracted the grocery chain H-E-B to help residents fill prescriptions.

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