Dallas County Health & Human Services
Health officials across Texas have been urging residents to get their flu shots and Wednesday leaders from Tarrant County and the City of Fort Worth set out to lead by example.
Health officials have confirmed the first West Nile Virus death in Dallas County for the 2015 season.
The city of Dallas records its first human case of the West Nile Virus this season. The patient lives in the 75217 zip code, in the southeast section of Dallas.
DCHHS purchased more than 10,000 mosquito dunks and issued the supply to cities throughout Dallas County.
Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) confirmed Friday that they are monitoring a traveler for Ebola Virus Disease. The action is precautionary and the person is asymptomatic for Ebola.
South Texas health officials have confirmed that an 83-year-old man died this week of the West Nile virus. The unidentified man died Wednesday.
Dallas County Health and Human Services has confirmed the first two human cases of West Nile virus infection for the 2014 season. The two residents were diagnosed with West Nile fever.
Health officials are preparing to test nearly 200 Grand Prairie high school students after learning one may have been exposed to Tuberculosis.
Dallas County and other North Texas health departments are overrun with people — who are only now getting vaccinated for fear they’ll get the flu. The rush comes even though health officials have urged people to get their shot since last September.
Tarrant and Dallas Counties are wrestling with a major outbreak of whooping cough. Dallas County has nearly 330 cases reported so far this year. The numbers in Tarrant County are even higher — at close to 600.
Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) have confirmed that an 11th person has contracted the West Nile virus.
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.