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Doctors Warn Vaccinated Patients To Watch For Flu Symptoms

As the flu virus continues its deadly spread across North Texas, health officials are telling those who have been avoiding flu shots that there is still time to get protected. And many hold outs are beginning to listen.

01/15/2014

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Rush For Flu Vaccine Continues Across North Texas

The number of people dying from the flu has gone up again in North Texas. Both Collin and Hunt County reported their first flu-related deaths of the season on Monday.

CBSDFW.COM–01/13/2014

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Firefighters Taking Flu Prevention Message Door-To-Door

The small lobby of the Neighborhood Clinic on Collins in Arlington was cramped with patients Monday, many of them suffering flu-like symptoms. When asked if the number of patients was larger than normal a doctor said, “Oh goodness, yes!”

CBS 11–01/13/2014

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Hospital Issues Flu Alert To Leave Kids At Home

Cities across North Texas are taking strong measures to try to stop the spread of the flu. In fact, some hospitals are asking people to leave their children at home when they visit patients.

CBSDFW.COM–01/07/2014

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1st Adult Flu-Related Death Reported In Dallas County

Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) are reporting the county’s first known adult flu-related death for the 2013-2014 flu season.

CBSDFW.COM–10/14/2013

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Think You’ve Scrubbed The Flu Bug? Think Again!

TV remotes. Cell phones. Keyboards. We all touch them…over and over…everyday. Flu germs can live on surfaces up to 48 hours

CBS 11–01/17/2013

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Flu Trends Now Searchable On Google

Flu cases are on the rise, and health officials are now wondering just how bad this outbreak is going to be. Now, you can find out on Google.

01/11/2013

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Spike In Demand Makes Flu Shot Hard To Find

The worst flu season in years has caused a sudden surge in demand for the flu vaccine, making it difficult to find at some area pharmacies.

CBS 11–01/03/2013

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CDC: U.S. Flu Season Starts Early, Could Be Bad

Flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years — and it could be a bad one. Health officials on Monday said suspected flu cases have jumped in five southern states, including Texas.

12/03/2012

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Dallas Doc: Don’t Feel Well? Stay Away From Office

We’ve all been there. The uncomfortable cringe and surreptitious search for hand sanitizer as an obviously ill coworker hacks, coughs, and sneezes. While the goal may have been ‘dedicated martyr’, the reality more closely resembles Typhoid Mary.

10/25/2012

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Dallas County Offers Free Flu Shots

Dallas County Health and Human Services officials announced that free flu immunizations will be given to the public beginning this week and throughout this flu season.

10/16/2012

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Flu Season Starts In North Texas

Flu season officially got underway this week and with vaccine supplies plentiful and access easy, where are the crowds? Where is the concern?

CBS 11–10/03/2012

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