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Dallas County Health & Human Services

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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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

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.

CBS 11–07/12/2012

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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 […]