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A lab assistant drops mosquitoes into test tubes to prepare them for West Nile Virus testing. (credit: im Boyle/Getty Images)

Tarrant County Stops Announcing West Nile Cases, Only Reporting Deaths

Tarrant County has two new West Nile Virus victims — and the county’s health department has a new policy that won’t notify media outlets for new cases unless there is a death.

CBS 11–09/18/2013

After six Texas residents were diagnosed with measles in the past month, the Department of State Health Services has issued a formal alert against the viral infection. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Health Department Issues Statewide Measles Alert

State health officials are so concerned about the recent cases of a contagious disease that a statewide measles alert has been issued.

CBSDFW.COM–08/16/2013

A doctor vaccinates a patient against measles. (credit: AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)

North Texas County Investigating 2 Cases Of Measles

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.

CBSDFW.COM–08/15/2013

A lab assistant drops mosquitoes into test tubes to prepare them for West Nile Virus testing. (credit: im Boyle/Getty Images)

Tarrant County Expands 2013 West Nile Virus Plan

Like other counties across North Texas, Tarrant County is expanding its West Nile plan as it heads into a new virus season.

CBSDFW.COM–02/26/2013

A man coughing. (credit: Getty Images/Andreas Rentz)

Whooping Cough Reported At Elementary School

A school principal in Plano is sending warning letters to parents, alerting them that someone at the school has whooping cough. The infected person is at High Tower Elementary, but the letter isn’t specific if the individual is a student or a staff member.

CBSDFW.COM–09/21/2012