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