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Doctors Can’t Confirm Or Deny If Respiratory Illness Is In Texas

A severe respiratory illness has now been confirmed in at least 10 states and is suspected to have spread to at least seven more. As it stands Texas isn’t among the states with reported cases. But the question is – should it be?

CBSDFW.COM–09/15/2014

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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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More North Texas Children Testing Positive For RSV

As if the flu outbreak hasn’t been bad enough, North Texas hospitals are seeing a big jump in children testing positive for RSV, a respiratory illness with symptoms that closely mirror the flu.

CBS 11–01/10/2014

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Dallas Zoo Cheetah Cub Dies Of Pneumonia

A six-month-old cheetah cub has died at the Dallas Zoo. Zoo officials have confirmed that the cub named Kamau (ka-MOWH) died from a severe respiratory illness Tuesday evening.

CBSDFW.COM–01/07/2014

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New Test Aims To Better Detect Viral Infections

Researchers are developing a blood test to more easily tell when a respiratory illness is due to a virus and not a bacterial infection, hoping to cut the dangerous overuse of antibiotics and speed the right diagnosis.

09/18/2013