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Trapped Mosquito Could Carry Rare Virus

Health officials in Houston believe they’ve trapped a mosquito carrying a virus known as chikungunya, raising the possibility of people becoming infected locally.

08/08/2014

Emory University Hospital is seen on August 1, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (credit: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Church Prays For Doctor’s Ebola Recovery

The CDC confirmed that Fort Worth doctor Kent Brantly, who was infected with the Ebola virus while working in West Africa, is showing strong signs of improvement.

08/04/2014

Dr. Kent Brantly

Americans With Ebola Coming Back To U.S.

A retrofitted private jet is making its way to the United States on Friday with one of the two Americans who have been infected with the Ebola virus in West Africa.

08/01/2014

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U.S. Issues Travel Warning Due To Ebola Virus

U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.

07/31/2014

Dr. Kent Brantly

North Texas Doctor’s Unselfish Act As Ebola Outbreak Tops 700 Deaths

Sick Fort Worth doctor asked that experimental serum be given to fellow American aid worker, who is also sick with Ebola.

07/31/2014

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First Case Of Chikungunya Confirmed In Dallas

Dallas County Health and Human Services has confirmed its first case of imported Chikungunya virus.

07/22/2014

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4 In 10 U.S. Homes Are Cell Phone Only

A government survey shows that 4 in 10 homes only use cell phones. That is twice the rate from five years ago, though the pace of dumping landlines has more recently slowed.

07/08/2014

A doctor examines the x-rays of a tuberculosis (TB) patient. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Torchy’s Tacos Worker May Have Tuberculosis

The Dallas County Health Department is investigating a case of tuberculosis at a restaurant near White Rock Lake.

06/20/2014

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County Health Director Addresses State Claims of Wrongdoing

A state investigation found three employees entered false data into a system tracking patients with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

06/17/2014

Ground beef passes through a machine that makes hamburger patties at a meat packing and distribution facility. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mad Cow Disease Blamed For Texan’s Death

Health officials said that a Texas patient is the fourth person in the U.S. to die of a brain disorder believed to be caused by the consumption of contaminated beef products.

06/06/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

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Protection Against West Nile Virus Starts At Home

The searing summer heat is still a few weeks away, but health officials say a perennial summer worry is already here.

04/24/2014

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