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Blood samples are seen in a hospital testing for tuberculosis. (credit: RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

Grand Prairie High School Students To Be Tested For TB

Health officials are preparing to test nearly 200 Grand Prairie high school students after learning one may have been exposed to Tuberculosis.

CBS 11–05/14/2014

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Fear Of Flu Leads Many To Get Vaccinated As Hospitalizations, Deaths Rise

Dallas County and other North Texas health departments are overrun with people — who are only now getting vaccinated for fear they’ll get the flu. The rush comes even though health officials have urged people to get their shot since last September.

CBS 11–01/10/2014

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Death Of City Worker Investigated As Possibly Flu-Related

Fort Worth health workers are looking into what may be another flu-related death.

CBS 11–01/10/2014

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

Four Flu Deaths Reported In Texas As Season Gets Early Start

Flu season is off to an early start, and local doctors say it could be a bad one.

12/21/2012

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Experts Not Ready To Declare West Nile Season Over

2012 was a record year for West Nile Virus cases in North Texas. Nearly 400 people were infected with the virus in Dallas County alone. 17 people died. And experts still aren’t ready to declare the season is over.

12/04/2012

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City Of Denton Bumps Mosquito Plan Up To Risk Level 5

Of all the North Texas counties Denton was the first to report a human case of the West Nile virus. Now officials in the City of Denton are kicking up the war on mosquitoes.

06/26/2012

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Texas Among States With Increased Cases Of Whooping Cough

Whooping cough seems to be making a comeback in several states, including Texas.

05/04/2012

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State Getting Your Attention To Get Your Vaccines

The Texas Department of Health is airing a new tongue-in-cheek public service announcement to remind adults they’re never too old to get vaccinated.

12/28/2011

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North Texas Heat Wave Sending More To Hospital

Local health officials are warning about the North Texas heat and your health. Triple-digit temperatures tend to make people sick and the current heat wave is sending more people to the hospital.

07/15/2011

A researcher extracts DNA from samples for AIDS vaccine testing. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

State Budget Cuts Potentially Deadly For Some North Texans

Final numbers on the state budget are still being worked out but one of the thousands of programs that’ll be slashed include state health department funding. The department’s $20 million request to help people with HIV and AIDS has been rejected.

05/23/2011

Where is West Nile?

 West Nile Virus has been absent from our North Texas summer, and public health officials say there may be an explanation. 

07/23/2010