Dallas County Health & Human Services

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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.


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.


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Summit To Discuss Dallas County’s Fight Against West Nile

Late Wednesday, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announced a meeting with county, state and federal emergency management agency representatives to review Dallas County’s West Nile Virus situation.


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Dallas Mulls More Spraying As 8th West Nile Death Reported

There’s a new battle in the fight against West Nile Virus, but it’s not about which insecticide to use, but how to use it: by air or by ground.


Dallas County health officials confirm the first case of West Nile in a human being on June 20, 2012. (Credit: Bud Gillett/KTVT)

State To Help Dallas County Fight The Spread Of West Nile

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has granted Dallas County’s request for aid in its fight against the spread of the West Nile Virus.


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DCHHS Holding Free Back-To-School Vaccination Clinic

There are some differences for children needing vaccinations this year. Dallas County Health and Human Services officials say those changes, in addition to usual needs, are even more reason to take advantage of a free clinic Saturday.


DCHHS Director, Zachary Thompson announces a second death related to West Nile.

Dallas County Reports 2nd West Nile Virus Related Death

The second North Texas death related to the West Nile Virus has been reported in Dallas County. Health officials say the latest victim lived in Highland Park.


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

Health Director Warns Of More Human West Nile Cases

Thursday afternoon officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services confirmed the 12th human West Nile Virus infection. Health workers would only say that the case is from Dallas’ 75216 zip code.

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DCHHS Gets New Shipment Of Meningitis Vaccine

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Good news for residents in Dallas County. On Thursday, Dallas County Health and Human Services announced that they received another shipment of the meningitis vaccine. Last week DCHHS had run out of […]


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

County Health Department Offering Free Flu Shots

Health workers in Dallas County recommend residents use the freezing weather as a reminder to get their flu shots and they’re offering incentives to do it. To coincide with National Influenza Vaccination Week, Dallas County Health and Human Services is offering free flu shots through the flu season.


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World AIDS Day Marked By Awareness In North Texas

In recognition of World AIDS Day, Dallas County Health and Human Services offered free HIV/AIDS testing.


A patient receives a tuberculosis shot. (credit: David Greedy/Getty Images)

No Tuberculosis Concerns For School Football Games

The tuberculosis scare in the Ennis ISD has some North Texas parents and school districts concerned about school football teams taking the field against players from Ennis.