CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
CBS DFW WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Information

Outbreak

A doctor vaccinates a patient against measles. (credit: AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)

New Cases Of Measles Confirmed By Local Health Officials

Health officials in Dallas County are sending out a plea to doctors and health workers — asking that they be on the lookout for measles symptoms.

CBSDFW.COM–06/12/2013

Meningitis vials 2

Owner Of Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy Takes Fifth

The owner and director of the specialty pharmacy tied to a deadly meningitis outbreak declined to testify Wednesday morning before a congressional committee investigating the matter.

11/14/2012

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (credit: Getty Images)

Report: FDA Wanted To Close Meningitis Outbreak Pharmacy In 2003

Nearly a decade ago, federal health inspectors wanted to shut down the pharmacy linked to a recent deadly meningitis outbreak until it cleaned up its operations.

11/13/2012

Meningitis vials 2

2nd North Texan Contacts Meningitis From Tainted Steroid Shots

A North Texas man has become the latest to contract meningitis after receiving a tainted steroid shot mixed at a now discredited New England pharmacy.

CBS 11–11/05/2012

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (credit: Getty Images)

North Texans Injected With Steroid Linked To Meningitis Outbreak

More than 100 North Texans have been notified they did receive an injection from the medication involved in nationwide meningitis outbreak.

10/05/2012

vaccine

Texas Among States With Drug Linked To Outbreak

Texas is among 23 states that received shipments of a steroid used to treat back pain but is now linked to a rare fungal meningitis outbreak.

10/04/2012

(credit: rockyfordmelon.com)

Growers Push Cantaloupe Safety After Listeria Deaths

Colorado cantaloupe growers are promoting new safeguards as Rocky Ford melons return to grocery stores a year after a deadly listeria outbreak killed 30 people, including two in North Texas.

07/13/2012

A lab technician holds a bacteria culture that shows a positive infection of enterohemorrhagic E. coli, also known as the EHEC bacteria. (credit: ean Gallup/Getty Images)

Officials Investigate E. Coli Outbreak In 6 States

A mysterious and scattered outbreak of the E. coli bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses and one death, health officials say. The reported illnesses were spread across six states.

06/08/2012

A nurse prepares a dose of the measles vaccine. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

CDC: 2011 Worst Year For U.S. Measles In 15 Years

Last year was the worst year for measles in the U.S. in 15 years, health officials said Thursday. There were 222 cases of measles, a large jump from the 60 or so seen in a typical year.

04/19/2012

(credit: rockyfordmelon.com)

2nd North Texas Death From Listeria Infection Confirmed

Officials say a second North Texas resident who became ill from listeria linked to cantaloupes from a Colorado farm has died.

09/27/2011

(credit: rockyfordmelon.com)

Dallas County Reports 1st Death From Listeria Infection

A Dallas County man, who got sick after eating contaminated cantaloupe and contracting listeria, has died. In all, there have been four people sickened with listeria in Dallas County, but this is the first death.

09/26/2011

(credit: rockyfordmelon.com)

Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak Includes 2 Texas Cases

Health officials have issued a warning for Rocky Ford cantaloupes amid an outbreak blamed for four deaths and 15 cases of the strain in four states — including Texas.

09/13/2011

previous

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 42,312 other followers