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DCHHS Director, Zachary Thompson (Photo CBSDFW.COM)

Dallas County Health Tracking Rare Adult Measles Case

County Health Director Zach Thompson says the 49-year-old man has recovered from the disease seen most often in children.

02/14/2014

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

Government Shutdown’s Impact On Flu Season

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.

10/15/2013

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

First West Nile Virus Death Confirmed In Dallas County

On Tuesday the Dallas County Health and Human Services department confirmed the county’s first West Nile Virus death of 2013.

09/10/2013

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

Dallas County Health Dept. Dispensing Flu Vaccines

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.

09/03/2013

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

Thomas Edison Learning Center (credit: CBS 11 News)

Dallas Middle School Students To Be Tested For Tuberculosis

With two weeks left in the school year, several students and teachers from a Dallas middle school will take an unexpected test Tuesday.

06/03/2013

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. (credit: cbsdfw.com)

A Mother’s Plea To The First Lady

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.

05/06/2013

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