Dallas County Health

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Quality Of Life Report: Nearly 1/3 Of Dallas Co. Kids Live In Poverty

According to the Children’s Medical Center annual snapshot of local children’s health, “Beyond ABC: Assessing Children’s Health in Dallas County,” nearly a third of the children in Dallas County live in poverty.

CBS 11–11/12/2013


Dallas 6-Year-Old Dies From Possible Flu Infection

A Dallas six-year-old girl has died after being diagnosed with the flu and sent home from a Mesquite hospital.


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.


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

Dallas County Cities To Decide On Aerial Spraying

It’s now up to local leaders in each city north of Intersate 30 to decide by Wednesday if they want the county to spray their cities from the air.



Dallas County Reports 9th West Nile Death

A ninth person in Dallas County has died from complications from the West Nile Virus.


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.


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Big Crowds Expected For Arlington Immunizations

An Arlington back-to-school immunization event on Saturday could attract a lot of students from out of the area.


Hot Weather

Dallas County Wants Elderly To Beat The Heat

In neighborhoods across Dallas, the concern during the current string of 100+ degree days North Texas is the connection between elderly homeowners and their reluctance to run air conditioning units.


A researcher extracts DNA from samples for AIDS vaccine testing. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

State Budget Cuts Potentially Deadly For Some North Texans

Final numbers on the state budget are still being worked out but one of the thousands of programs that’ll be slashed include state health department funding. The department’s $20 million request to help people with HIV and AIDS has been rejected.


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

DISD Teen Diagnosed With TB Before Dying

A DISD student diagnosed with tuberculosis has died. Health officials say the teenage girl died from an unrelated illness, but they’re still going to test her fellow classmates and teachers for TB.


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Dallas County Offering HIV Testing On World AIDS Day

More than 14,000 people in Dallas County are living with HIV, and last year nearly 900 news cases were diagnosed. Dallas County Health Director Zachary Thompson says what’s more staggering is hundreds of teens are living with the disease.