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.
Fort Worth health workers are looking into what may be another flu-related death.
Flu season is off to an early start, and local doctors say it could be a bad one.
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.
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.
Whooping cough seems to be making a comeback in several states, including Texas.
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.
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.
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.
West Nile Virus has been absent from our North Texas summer, and public health officials say there may be an explanation.