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H1N1 Claims Life Of 41-Year-Old North Texas Father

As the flu continues to spread across North Texas one woman says a deadly strain of the H1N1 virus killed her otherwise healthy husband.

CBS 11–01/09/2014

A nurse draws a dose of flu vaccine. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

PSA Urges Texans To Get Flu Shots

Texas first lady Anita Perry has joined forces with state health officials to urge people to get flu shots.

01/09/2014

A nurse draws a dose of flu vaccine. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

As Kids Head Back To School, Flu Worries Follow

The flu is spreading rapidly in North Texas. Late last week, there were seven hundred cases. As of Monday, the number has grown to more than 18-hundred confirmed cases.

01/07/2014

A nurse draws a dose of flu vaccine. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Two Flu Deaths Reported In Denton County, Doctors Encourage Flu Shots

The flu has claimed two more lives in Denton County, including that of a young girl who did not receive a flu shot.

CBS 11–01/06/2014

A nurse draws a dose of flu vaccine. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

New Year’s Events A ‘Buffet’ For The Flu Virus

Big New Year’s events, local health officials warn, can be ideal places to catch the flu virus.

12/31/2013

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Study: High-Dose Flu Shot Better Protects Seniors

A new high-dose flu vaccine for seniors works better than the standard shot in that age group. Regular flu shots tend to be only about 30 to 40 percent effective in people 65 and older. Sanofi Pasteur’s Fluzone High-Dose vaccine boosted that to 50 percent.

10/23/2013

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown Stops CDC Flu Monitoring

Routine warnings to get a flu vaccine have a new sense of urgency in the wake of the government shutdown. The Centers for Disease control is no longer monitoring the spread of influenza and other infectious diseases.

10/02/2013

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Severe Egg Allergy? There’s Now A Flu Shot For You

People with serious egg allergies may no longer have to worry about flu shots. A federal advisory panel on Thursday said a new vaccine that’s made without eggs is an option for adults with severe allergies.

06/20/2013

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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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Exercise Everday May Keep Flu Away

When it comes to avoiding the flu, doctors say getting the vaccine provides the most protection, but it’s not a guarantee. So many North Texans are looking for ways to boost their immune systems and say exercise is a secret weapon.

CBS 11–01/17/2013

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Study Confirms Flu Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy

A large study offers reassuring news for pregnant women: It’s safe to get a flu shot. The research found no evidence that the vaccine increases the risk of losing a fetus, and may prevent some deaths

01/16/2013

A patient receives a flu vaccine. (credit: FRED TANNEAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Dallas County Gets More Flu Vaccines

A new shipment of the flu vaccine is going to be available Wednesday in Dallas County. The health department is set to receive 2,000 doses. But they are not for everybody.

01/16/2013

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