Dallas County Health & Human Services

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Fort Worth Leaders Roll Up Their Sleeves For Flu Shots

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.

CBSDFW.COM–09/02/2015

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

Dallas County Reports 1st West Nile Virus Death Of 2015 Season

Health officials have confirmed the first West Nile Virus death in Dallas County for the 2015 season.

08/25/2015

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DCHHS Confirms: Dallas County Man Contracts West Nile Fever

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.

CBS 11–07/21/2015

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Dallas County Working To Control Mosquito Population

DCHHS purchased more than 10,000 mosquito dunks and issued the supply to cities throughout Dallas County.

06/02/2015

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Dallas County Health Monitoring Traveler For Ebola

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.

CBSDFW.COM–11/14/2014

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83-Year-Old Man Is 3rd West Nile Virus Death In Texas

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.

09/12/2014

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First Two Human Cases Of West Nile Confirmed In Dallas County

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.

07/18/2014

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

Grand Prairie High School Students To Be Tested For TB

Health officials are preparing to test nearly 200 Grand Prairie high school students after learning one may have been exposed to Tuberculosis.

CBS 11–05/14/2014

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Fear Of Flu Leads Many To Get Vaccinated As Hospitalizations, Deaths Rise

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.

CBS 11–01/10/2014

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Doctors Battling North Texas Whooping Cough Outbreak

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.

CBS 11–11/15/2013

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

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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

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