North Texas doctors say it’s just a matter of time before a virus sweeping the Midwest makes it way here. The rare respiratory virus is called “enterovirus 68” and it mimics a summer cold.
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.
Tarrant and Dallas Counties are wrestling with a major outbreak of whooping cough. Dallas County has nearly 330 cases reported so far this year. The numbers in Tarrant County are even higher — at close to 600.
We know an infant in Dallas County died in what is expected to be the worst whooping cough outbreak in more than 50 years. So far this year, there have been more than 1,100 reported cases in North Texas, with nearly half of them in Tarrant County.
A whooping cough epidemic continues to spread across North Texas. New cases have been reported in Parker and Wise counties.
A teenage father is under arrest in Dallas. He is accused of seriously injuring his 7-week-old baby.
The measles and the vaccination to prevent it aren’t something mother of two, Cabrini McCadney, really ever thought about until now.
At the moment, the only sounds coming from 4-month-old Mason Shepherd are the typical gurgles of a contented baby. But, earlier this summer a horrible cough had his parents worried and thinking the worst.
Bonding with premature babies is getting a little easier at one North Texas hospital.
Law enforcement officials are investigating the suspicious death of a 4-month-old baby and the subsequent death of another family member.
We’re now in the heart of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) season. And insurance changes mean the risks for the potentially life threatening premature baby virus just increased.