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A feral hog.  (Photo credit: Texas Dept. of Agriculture)

CDC Has Health Warning For Feral Hog Hunters

Medical officials have a health warning for Texans hunting feral hogs. According to the CDC, feral hogs can expose hunters to a bacterial illness called brucellosis.

CBSDFW.COM–11/28/2012

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CBS 11 Investigates: How Dirty Is Your Plane?

Serratia Plymuthica. Brevundimonas diminuth. Enterobacter asburiae. Klebsiella. Do you know what these are? Well, you may have been sitting next to them on your last airplane flight?

CBS 11–11/19/2012

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Is Your Shower Making You Sick?

A hot, steamy shower can feel great. But you may also be getting covered in a daily dose of bacteria that could make you sick. Take off any showerhead and you can see why.

10/09/2012

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CDC: Whooping Cough Cases May Be Most In 5 Decades

Health officials say the nation is on track to have the worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades. Nearly 18,000 cases, including more than 500 in Texas, have been reported so far — more than twice the number seen at this point last year.

07/19/2012

A researcher looks at a laboratory sample under a microscope. (credit: AP Photo)

10,000 Germ Species Live In Healthy People

They live on your skin, up your nose, in your gut — enough bacteria, fungi and other microbes that collected together could weigh, amazingly, a few pounds.

06/14/2012

A lab technician holds a bacteria culture that shows a positive infection of enterohemorrhagic E. coli, also known as the EHEC bacteria. (credit: ean Gallup/Getty Images)

Officials Investigate E. Coli Outbreak In 6 States

A mysterious and scattered outbreak of the E. coli bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses and one death, health officials say. The reported illnesses were spread across six states.

06/08/2012

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Antibiotics May Not Be Best For Sinus Infections

Many doctors issue antibiotics to help deal with a sinus infection, but new guidelines suggest that the pills do not usually help at all.

03/22/2012

A doctor checks a patient's throat. (credit: Omar Torres/AFP/Getty Images)

Cases Of Adult Strep Throat On The Rise

More adults appear to be getting sick with a bacterium that commonly attacks children – strep throat.

11/02/2011

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Yuck! Tests Reveal The Dirtiest Surfaces You Touch

Maybe germaphobes are right. New research sponsored by Kimberly Clark – the Las Colinas-based company behind Kleenex tissues – confirms that many everyday objects are teeming with germs.

10/25/2011

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Dirty Equipment Cited In Cantaloupe Outbreak

Dirty equipment at a cantaloupe packing facility was probably to blame for the deadliest outbreak of foodborne illness in 25 years, the FDA said.

10/19/2011

Children wash their hands with soap. (credit: THOMAS LOHNES/AFP/Getty Images)

MRSA Concerns Strike Keller ISD School

There are health concerns in the Keller ISD after an employee at Florence Elementary School was diagnosed with a MRSA infection.

10/18/2011

Blood samples are carried in a laboratory. (credit: JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Tuberculosis Testing Underway In The Denton ISD

Tuberculosis testing started Tuesday for some 200 students in the Denton Independent School District. A student, who transferred from Ennis High School, tested positive For TB and had to be hospitalized last week.

10/11/2011

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