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

After Positive Test, Irving ISD School Holding TB Meeting

MacArthur High School is the second high school in Irving where a student has tested for positive for tuberculosis since the start of the 2013 school year.

CBS 11–10/21/2013

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Whooping Cough Continues Spreading Across North Texas

A whooping cough epidemic continues to spread across North Texas. New cases have been reported in Parker and Wise counties.

CBS 11–09/19/2013

A microscopic examination of measles pneumonia. (credit: cdc.gov)

Tarrant County Confirms Another Measles Case

Another measles case has been confirmed in Tarrant County, as of Monday afternoon — and like the previous 15 diagnosed cases, the latest one is linked to a North Texas mega church.

08/26/2013

A microscopic examination of measles pneumonia. (credit: cdc.gov)

9 New Cases Of Measles Reported In 2 North Texas Counties

Officials with Tarrant County Public Health confirmed Wednesday afternoon that there are four new cases of measles in the county. And just to the north In Denton County there are five new cases.

CBSDFW.COM–08/21/2013

A 14-month-old child sits on the lap of her mother as she receives the combined Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination. (credit: Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images)

More Texas Children Getting Sick With Whooping Cough

At the moment, the only sounds coming from 4-month-old Mason Shepherd are the typical gurgles of a contented baby. But, earlier this summer a horrible cough had his parents worried and thinking the worst.

CBS 11–08/20/2013

After six Texas residents were diagnosed with measles in the past month, the Department of State Health Services has issued a formal alert against the viral infection. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Health Department Issues Statewide Measles Alert

State health officials are so concerned about the recent cases of a contagious disease that a statewide measles alert has been issued.

CBSDFW.COM–08/16/2013

A doctor vaccinates a patient against measles. (credit: AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)

North Texas County Investigating 2 Cases Of Measles

The disease more common in developing countries than in the U.S. has been making spotty appearances across North Texas. Now Tarrant County Public Health confirms they are investigating two cases of measles.

CBSDFW.COM–08/15/2013

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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

Blood samples are seen in a hospital testing for tuberculosis. (credit: RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

New Round Of TB Testing In North Texas School District

Follow-up testing for tuberculosis begins Monday in the Ennis school district.

11/28/2011

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