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A field sample of mosquitoes that could carry West Nile Virus is seen at a county health department. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

West Nile Virus-Associated Death Reported In Tarrant County

An elderly resident of Northeast Tarrant County has died of illness caused by West Nile virus, the first such fatality Tarrant County this year, public health officials reported late Monday. The senior adult had underlying medical conditions.

08/07/2015

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DCHHS Confirms: Dallas County Man Contracts West Nile Fever

The city of Dallas records its first human case of the West Nile Virus this season. The patient lives in the 75217 zip code, in the southeast section of Dallas.

CBS 11–07/21/2015

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Mumps Spreading Through Suddenly Sick NHL

The NHL is facing an unusual outbreak of the mumps. So far, about a dozen players on four teams have been diagnosed with the illness that usually strikes children.

12/11/2014

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Cowboys Team Up With La Grande 107.5 To Make Teen’s Wish Come True

A 16-year-old received the surprise of his life thanks to the Dallas Cowboys and the morning show crew from “Shoboy En La Manana” on La Grande 107.5.

11/17/2014

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U.S. Presidents Praise Health Officials After Dallas Ebola Cases

The last day that anyone in Dallas was monitored for Ebola symptoms received attention from both President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush.

11/07/2014

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Schools Taking Special Measures & Brace For Enterovirus 68

Kindergartners at Independence Elementary School in the Keller Independent School District are learning a valuable lesson. Their special education comes as North Texas braces for Enterovirus 68.

CBS 11–09/09/2014

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Non-Profit Joins Fight Against Ebola Outbreak, Sends Supplies

A Dallas-based charity will send medical supplies to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak.

08/01/2014

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Fruit Recall Affects Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Costco And Kroger Stores

Grocery stores are clearing out portions of their produce sections after a packing company in California found fruit possible tainted with listeria.

07/22/2014

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First Case Of Chikungunya Confirmed In Dallas

Dallas County Health and Human Services has confirmed its first case of imported Chikungunya virus.

07/22/2014

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Cyclosporiasis Cases Being Investigated In Tarrant County

Workers with Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) are advising healthcare providers to be on the lookout for patients with Cyclosporiasis.

CBSDFW.COM–07/21/2014

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Summertime Spike In Cases Of Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease

Pediatricians are seeing a spike in the number of kids with a summer time virus called Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.

07/15/2014

Webb County Sheriff Officer Captain Manuel Gomez Jr  inspects a section of the Rio Grande that marks the border between the US and Mexico (Photo HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Border Sheriffs Concerned About Strained Budgets, Disease

Some Sheriffs departments near the Texas border are very near bankruptcy by dealing with the illegal immigration crisis.

07/02/2014

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