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Doctors: Ebola Fears Making People Forget About Flu Dangers

While doctors don’t underestimate the viciousness of the Ebola virus they say the greater threat to public health, by far, is influenza. They’re concerned fears about Ebola will make people forget to get vaccinated.

KRLD–10/14/2014

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UK Scientists Slam Flu Drug In Ongoing Debate

British scientists say there isn’t enough evidence to prove the antiviral drug Tamiflu reduces the spread of flu.

04/10/2014

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Fundraiser For Frisco Police Officer Suffering From H1N1

Medical bills and other expenses continue to mount for a Frisco police officer who is recovering from a severe case of H1N1. Now, a police charity is raising money to help the nine-year veteran.

KRLD–03/06/2014

North Texas mother and grandmother Stacey Parker died from the flu. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Family Warning Others After Wife & Mother Loses Flu Battle

A North Texas mother of three has died from the flu. Now her family is sharing their traumatic experience and encouraging others to take this year’s dangerous strain of influenza seriously.

CBSDFW.COM–01/27/2014

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

Rush For Flu Vaccine Continues Across North Texas

The number of people dying from the flu has gone up again in North Texas. Both Collin and Hunt County reported their first flu-related deaths of the season on Monday.

CBSDFW.COM–01/13/2014

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Firefighters Taking Flu Prevention Message Door-To-Door

The small lobby of the Neighborhood Clinic on Collins in Arlington was cramped with patients Monday, many of them suffering flu-like symptoms. When asked if the number of patients was larger than normal a doctor said, “Oh goodness, yes!”

CBS 11–01/13/2014

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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

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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

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Hospital Issues Flu Alert To Leave Kids At Home

Cities across North Texas are taking strong measures to try to stop the spread of the flu. In fact, some hospitals are asking people to leave their children at home when they visit patients.

CBSDFW.COM–01/07/2014

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

Doctors Worry Flu Will Spread With Holiday Travel

With the Centers of Disease Control identifying Texas as a high danger area for the flu, local health care providers worry holiday traveling this week will further spread the virus.

CBS 11–12/22/2013

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Texas H1N1 Deaths Prompt Some To Get Flu Vaccinations

Texas already has a higher than average number of flu cases. In fact, averages here are some of the highest in the country. Now, a particularly dangerous and deadly strain of the flu is spreading across the state.

CBSDFW.COM–12/20/2013

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