We know an infant in Dallas County died in what is expected to be the worst whooping cough outbreak in more than 50 years. So far this year, there have been more than 1,100 reported cases in North Texas, with nearly half of them in Tarrant County.
Researchers are developing a blood test to more easily tell when a respiratory illness is due to a virus and not a bacterial infection, hoping to cut the dangerous overuse of antibiotics and speed the right diagnosis.
Another measles case has been confirmed in Tarrant County, as of Monday afternoon — and like the previous 15 diagnosed cases, the latest one is linked to a North Texas mega church.
Officials with Tarrant County Public Health confirmed Wednesday afternoon that there are four new cases of measles in the county. And just to the north In Denton County there are five new cases.
State health officials are so concerned about the recent cases of a contagious disease that a statewide measles alert has been issued.
The disease more common in developing countries than in the U.S. has been making spotty appearances across North Texas. Now Tarrant County Public Health confirms they are investigating two cases of measles.
Health officials in Dallas County are sending out a plea to doctors and health workers — asking that they be on the lookout for measles symptoms.
A new study shows how important it is for men to carefully consider treatments for early-stage prostate cancer. Fifteen years after surgery or radiation treatment, nearly all of the older men in the study had some problems having sex.
When classes resume in the fall, Texas schools must have policies in place to deal with students who have food allergies.
The Centers for Disease Control now estimates that one in 88 children in the US have autism. Fifteen-year-old Michael Susens is one of them, diagnosed when he was just two years old.
When a Fort Worth boy was diagnosed by doctors to have autism, his mother asked his school place him in a separate class. But the school’s experts didn’t find him to have the condition. The issue, experts say, is that autism is difficult to diagnose and may differ between doctors.