Dallas County Health Department
Flu season is here, and Dallas County has already reported its first confirmed death from the illness. But there is a new reason this year that doctors are warning people about the importance of getting the flu shot.
On Tuesday the Dallas County Health and Human Services department confirmed the county’s first West Nile Virus death of 2013.
Health officials say it takes roughly two weeks for the flu vaccine to confer immunity to the disease, and they would like as many people as possible to get vaccinated before the holiday travel season gets underway.
A food-borne illness is making its way across the state and health workers aren’t sure exactly where the contamination is originating.
With two weeks left in the school year, several students and teachers from a Dallas middle school will take an unexpected test Tuesday.
Ebonie Conner, mother of a teen battling the effects of the West Nile Virus, said she may soon have the chance to change people’s perceptions about the virus.