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Patient With Measles Might Have Exposed North TexansThe Tarrant County Public Health Department is working to find out how many people on an international flight into DFW Airport may have been in contact with a measles patient on the plane.
83-Year-Old Man Is 3rd West Nile Virus Death In TexasSouth Texas health officials have confirmed that an 83-year-old man died this week of the West Nile virus. The unidentified man died Wednesday.
Grand Prairie High School Students To Be Tested For TBHealth officials are preparing to test nearly 200 Grand Prairie high school students after learning one may have been exposed to Tuberculosis.
Fear Of Flu Leads Many To Get Vaccinated As Hospitalizations, Deaths RiseDallas 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.
Death Of City Worker Investigated As Possibly Flu-RelatedFort Worth health workers are looking into what may be another flu-related death.
Four Flu Deaths Reported In Texas As Season Gets Early StartFlu season is off to an early start, and local doctors say it could be a bad one.
Experts Not Ready To Declare West Nile Season Over2012 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.
City Of Denton Bumps Mosquito Plan Up To Risk Level 5Of 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.
Texas Among States With Increased Cases Of Whooping CoughWhooping cough seems to be making a comeback in several states, including Texas.
State Getting Your Attention To Get Your VaccinesThe 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.
North Texas Heat Wave Sending More To HospitalLocal 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.
State Budget Cuts Potentially Deadly For Some North TexansFinal 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.
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