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(credit: Kathy Keatley Garvey, UC Davis Dept. of Entomology)

2nd Human Case Of West Nile Virus In Dallas County

Just one day after health officials in Dallas County confirmed the first human case of the West Nile virus for the 2013 season, another case is being reported.

CBSDFW.COM–07/31/2013

(credit: Kathy Keatley Garvey, UC Davis Dept. of Entomology)

Dallas County Reports First 2013 Human West Nile Virus Case

Tuesday afternoon health officials confirmed that a Dallas County resident has a human case of the West Nile virus. It’s the first reported human case in the county for the 2013 season.

CBSDFW.COM–07/30/2013

A nurse gives a girl a shot. (credit: George Frey/Getty Images)

Parents Urged to Get Kids Vaccinated For School Now

Believe it or not, students will be returning to class at the end of next month. So, health officials in Dallas County are already urging parents to make sure their children have all their vaccinations.

CBSDFW.COM–07/10/2013

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

DCHHS: Possible First Human West Nile Case

Dallas County’s health department thought it may have had it’s first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus this year, but the state health department said the case does not meet the criteria for the disease.

CBS 11–06/25/2013

(credit: Kathy Keatley Garvey, UC Davis Dept. of Entomology)

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

Close-Up Of Mosquitoes

Dallas County Confirms 20th West Nile Virus Death From 2012 Season

The number of deaths from last year’s record breaking West Nile season continues to grow.

05/07/2013

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

Vaccine Flying Off Pharmacy Shelves As Flu Cases Up

Dallas County Health officials say flu cases are up 40 percent since October. The bump in cases has come earlier than usual in the flu season and has pharmacists working hard to keep flu antivirals in stock.

12/19/2012

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (credit: Getty Images)

Meningitis Outbreak Expected To Spread

A medical expert tells CBS 11 that the meningitis outbreak that has killed 15 people so far is nowhere near its end.

CBS 11–10/16/2012

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Dallas Launches HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign

More than 14,000 people living in Dallas County are living with HIV, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services, and many of them don’t know it.

09/27/2012

A field sample of mosquitoes that could carry West Nile Virus is seen at a county health department. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

16th West Nile-Related Death In Dallas County

Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) are reporting that a sixteenth person there has died from West Nile Virus-related health issues.

CBSDFW.COM–09/24/2012

Close-Up Of Mosquitoes

Officials Report 2 North Texas West Nile Deaths

This afternoon there are two West Nile Virus-related deaths being reported in North Texas — this time in both Dallas and Tarrant County.

CBSDFW.COM–09/11/2012

A man sprays on mosquito repellent. (credit: Mario Villafuerte/Gettyimages)

Dallas County To Hand Out Free Insect Repellent To Needy

Dallas County Health and Human Services is teaming up with a mosquito protection company to provide needy residents with insect repellent. DCHHS and Cutter® Insect Repellent will hand out free insect repellent to low-income residents and senior citizens.

08/28/2012

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