Dallas County Health Officials Report Pediatric Flu DeathDallas County Health and Human Services on Thursday reported the season's first flu-related pediatric death. Due to personal privacy reasons, the young patient has only been identified by officials as a 2-month-old baby.
DCHHS Reports 4th Zika Virus Case In Dallas CountyThe 55-year-old non-pregnant patient lives in DeSoto and had traveled to El Salvador.
Dallas County Can Now Do Zika Virus TestingA faster way for North Texans to get Zika virus test results begins Monday, now that the DCHHS is able to perform the tests on their own, rather than having samples sent off to the CDC.
Living With People They Bite, Zika Mosquitoes Hard To FightMosquito control agencies in U.S. cities and counties say they are taking advance steps to combat the Zika virus ahead of the typical springtime breeding season.
DCHHS Preparing Lab To Perform Zika Testing LocallyThe newly formed Dallas County Zika Task Force wrapped up its second scheduled meeting this morning. The group, headed by DCHHS Environmental Health, will meet weekly with officials in Dallas County municipalities.
Obama Asking Congress For Emergency Funding To Combat ZikaPresident Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus.
CDC Issues Guidelines For Preventing Sexual Transmission Of Zika VirusThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued some interim guidelines on how to prevent transmitting the Zika virus through sexual transmission.
Four More Possible Zika Virus Cases Suspected In North TexasAccording to Dallas County Health and Human Services, the four possible cases are travelers who recently visited impacted areas.
4 More Possible Zika Virus Cases In Dallas CountyDallas County Health and Human Services is looking into four more possible cases of the Zika virus in North Texas. Health officials are now waiting to receive the specimen results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
All Eyes On Texas After Latest Reported Case Of Zika VirusNorth Texas and the world are paying attention after a person in Dallas County became infected with the Zika virus through sexual contact. It is the first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus in the United States.
DCHHS Reports Second Zika Virus Case In Dallas County The patient recently traveled to Venezuela and was diagnosed with the virus upon returning to Dallas County.
Dallas Co. Case Of Zika Virus Acquired Through Sexual TransmissionOfficials with the CDC have sent official confirmation to Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) that the first case of Zika virus in Dallas County in 2016 was acquired through sexual transmission.