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A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

North Texans Urged To Get Flu Shots Early

Temperatures have barely gotten out of the triple-digits and a lot of North Texans are thinking it’s too early to get a flu shot, but health officials disagree.

CBSDFW.COM–09/13/2012

A field sample of mosquitoes that could carry West Nile Virus is seen at a county health department. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

CDC: Nation On Track For Deadliest West Nile Year

Health officials say they’re convinced this will be the worst year for West Nile virus deaths and severe illnesses since the disease hit America’s shores in 1999.

09/12/2012

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DFW Family’s Foundation Fights Amoeba Deaths

On the two year anniversary of Kyle Lewis’ death, his family is launching a new campaign to help save other from the deadly amoeba that killed their son.

09/02/2012

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CDC Says West Nile Up 40 Percent In 1 Week

Federal health officials said Wednesday that West Nile virus cases are up 40 percent since last week, and are on pace to rival the record years of 2002 and 2003.

08/29/2012

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Dallas County West Nile-Related Deaths Climbing

The number of Dallas County residents who have died from West Nile Virus related health issues now stands at 12. Officials say the hospital patient lived in the 75060 zip code.

08/27/2012

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Organic Farmers Cover Up For Aerial Spraying

Organic farmer Marie Tedei spent Wednesday evening covering nearly two acres of her crops. This marks the third time this week she’s gone through the drill.

08/22/2012

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CDC West Nile Specialists To Visit Dallas

Specialists from the federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention are due in Dallas at any hour to assist in the fight against West Nile.

08/22/2012

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More Aerial Spraying Planned, But Not In Dallas

Aerial spraying will resume in Dallas County on Wednesday, after taking a break on Tuesday night, but not in those areas that have already been treated.

08/22/2012

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Dallas Mayor Says CDC Agrees That Aerial Spraying Is Working

The Mayor of Dallas says spraying from the air is working, and even quoted an e-mail from the CDC to support his claim.

08/21/2012

Mike Rawlings attends a Super Bowl event on February 3, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Audi)

Dallas Mayor Comments On Aerial Spraying

City leaders in Dallas County will decide Wednesday whether or not to allow the aerial spraying of mosquitos in the fight against the West Nile virus.

08/15/2012

Overweight youngsters working out. (credit: LIU JIN/AFP/Getty Images)

12 States Now Have High Obesity; Texas No. 10

A new government survey shows 12 states now have very high obesity rates. Overall, more than a third of adults are obese but rates vary by state.

08/13/2012

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Dallas County Starts Offering Flu Shots

Dallas County Health & Human Services started offering the seasonal flu vaccine on Monday, earlier this year following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

08/13/2012

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