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

Government Shutdown Stops CDC Flu Monitoring

Routine warnings to get a flu vaccine have a new sense of urgency in the wake of the government shutdown. The Centers for Disease control is no longer monitoring the spread of influenza and other infectious diseases.

10/02/2013

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

1st West Nile Associated Death Reported In Tarrant County

Just last week CBS 11 News learned that officials in Tarrant County adopted a new policy where they don’t notify the media about confirmed human cases of the West Nile virus. They only relay information when a death occurs — and one has.

CBSDFW.COM–09/26/2013

After six Texas residents were diagnosed with measles in the past month, the Department of State Health Services has issued a formal alert against the viral infection. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

North Texas City On Alert After Confirmed Measles Cases

A North Texas community is on alert as the measles outbreak grows. The total number of verified cases is now up to 11 in Tarrant County. And as CBS 11 News reported first Monday night, all the cases can be tied to one man.

CBSDFW.COM–08/20/2013

After six Texas residents were diagnosed with measles in the past month, the Department of State Health Services has issued a formal alert against the viral infection. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Health Department Issues Statewide Measles Alert

State health officials are so concerned about the recent cases of a contagious disease that a statewide measles alert has been issued.

CBSDFW.COM–08/16/2013

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CDC: More Than 275 Have Unidentified Stomach Bug

Federal health authorities say more than 275 people in seven states, including Texas, have now been sickened with an unidentified stomach bug.

07/24/2013

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More North Texans Sick With Cyclospora Infection

The number of North Texans sick with cyclospora, a rare infection spread through raw fruits and vegetables, is growing.

CBS 11–07/19/2013

A researcher looks at a laboratory sample under a microscope. (credit: AP Photo)

Foodborne Gastrointestinal Illness Moving Across North Texas

A food-borne illness is making its way across the state and health workers aren’t sure exactly where the contamination is originating.

CBSDFW.COM–07/16/2013

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Daycare Caters To Sick Kids For Working Parents

It’s an issue that plagues many parents. What to do with your sick child when you have to be at work?

CBS 11–01/16/2013

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Local Hospital Program Helps Kids Through Difficult Situations

A program that helps children during difficult situations is spreading a long way from Fort Worth. The Child Life Program at Cook Children’s Medical Center is now helping children in Romania.

CBSDFW.COM–11/29/2012

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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

An inmate waits for the bars to a dorm at a minimum-security facility in Texas to be opened. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

Texas May Put Elderly, Sickest Inmates In Nursing Homes

Texas officials are exploring the possibility of paroling the state’s most infirm inmates to secure nursing homes to save on the high cost of meeting their medical needs.

10/03/2012

(credit: Meals on Wheels of Tarrant Co.)

Meals On Wheels Watching Clients During Extreme Heat

Volunteers with Meals on Wheels are keeping an eye on clients during the extreme North Texas heat. The Good Samaritans are not only delivering meals but also looking out for the safety of elderly and homebound individuals.

06/28/2012

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