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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

A lab assistant drops mosquitoes into test tubes to prepare them for West Nile Virus testing. (credit: im Boyle/Getty Images)

11th Case Of West Nile Virus In Dallas County

Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) have confirmed that an 11th person has contracted the West Nile virus.

CBSDFW.COM–10/18/2013

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

1st Adult Flu-Related Death Reported In Dallas County

Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) are reporting the county’s first known adult flu-related death for the 2013-2014 flu season.

CBSDFW.COM–10/14/2013

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Dallas County Confirms 10th Human Case Of West Nile Virus

Dallas County Health and Human Services has reported the fourth human West Nile Virus case in the city the 2013 season. The resident lives in the 75228 zip code and was diagnosed with West Nile Fever.

10/11/2013

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9th Human Case Of West Nile Reported In Dallas County

Another person has died from West Nile virus related causes. According to Dallas County Health and Human Services, the victim lived in Mesquite, in the 75149 zip code area.

CBSDFW.COM–10/08/2013

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

Seasonal Flu Vaccines Being Offered For Children & Adults

Fall has begun and that means we are also now in flu season. To that end, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is now offering seasonal flu vaccines for children and adults.

CBSDFW.COM–09/27/2013

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Dallas County Confirms 6th Human Case Of West Nile Virus

Dallas County Health and Human Services says a Dallas resident was diagnosed with West Nile fever, the county’s sixth human case of the virus this year.

09/19/2013

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Greyhound Passengers Complain Sick Rider Allowed To Stay On Bus

Some Greyhound bus passengers are questioning whether they were exposed to an illness, possibly Tuberculosis, after they say they were forced to share a bus with a sick passenger.

CBS 11–09/02/2013

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

Foodborne Gastrointestinal Illness Moving Across North Texas

A food-borne illness is making its way across the state and health workers aren’t sure exactly where the contamination is originating.

CBSDFW.COM–07/16/2013

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

New Cases Of Measles Confirmed By Local Health Officials

Health officials in Dallas County are sending out a plea to doctors and health workers — asking that they be on the lookout for measles symptoms.

CBSDFW.COM–06/12/2013

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Dallas County Residents Urged To Take West Nile Precautions

As temperatures begin to climb and there are more and more signs of summer, Dallas County officials are reminding residents that the West Nile Virus is active and precautions need to be taken.

CBSDFW.COM–05/17/2013

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Four North Texas Counties Jointly Fighting West Nile Virus

Four North Texas county health departments are combining their planning and information to combat this year’s West Nile virus season.

04/05/2013

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