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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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Doctors Battling North Texas Whooping Cough Outbreak

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.

CBS 11–11/15/2013

A bottle of the pertussis vaccine against whooping cough and a syringe are show in a pharmacy. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Vaccine Recommended For Expectant Mothers, As Whooping Cough Cases Increase

Health officials in Tarrant County said they’ve seen a record number of whooping cough cases and are urging people and businesses to take action.

CBS 11–10/08/2013

A lab assistant drops mosquitoes into test tubes to prepare them for West Nile Virus testing. (credit: im Boyle/Getty Images)

Tarrant County Stops Announcing West Nile Cases, Only Reporting Deaths

Tarrant County has two new West Nile Virus victims — and the county’s health department has a new policy that won’t notify media outlets for new cases unless there is a death.

CBS 11–09/18/2013

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Parents Pulling Kids From Fort Worth School Due To Rat Infestation

Administrators of a Fort Worth charter school faced hard questions about the health and safety of their classrooms.

CBS 11–03/26/2013

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

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

North Texans Urged To Get Flu Shots Early

Temperatures have barely gotten out of the triple-digits and a lot of North Texans are thinking it’s too early to get a flu shot, but health officials disagree.

CBSDFW.COM–09/13/2012

Fort Worth Lab At The Center Of West Nile Fight

While the public campaign to eradicate West Nile Virus has been fought on the ground and in the air, a Fort Worth laboratory is at the center of helping local health authorities identify where infected mosquitoes are found.

08/29/2012

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World AIDS Day Marked By Awareness In North Texas

In recognition of World AIDS Day, Dallas County Health and Human Services offered free HIV/AIDS testing.

12/01/2011

Children wash their hands with soap. (credit: THOMAS LOHNES/AFP/Getty Images)

MRSA Concerns Strike Keller ISD School

There are health concerns in the Keller ISD after an employee at Florence Elementary School was diagnosed with a MRSA infection.

10/18/2011

The hot noonday sun shines through power lines. (credit: Gerard Burkhart/AFP/Getty Images)

Health Concerns Increase As North Texas Temps Rise

This year there has only been one heat-related death in Tarrant County, but there have been nine in Dallas. With forecasters predicting record-breaking heat this week, health workers are concerned the numbers will increase.

08/01/2011

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North Texas Heat Wave Sending More To Hospital

Local health officials are warning about the North Texas heat and your health. Triple-digit temperatures tend to make people sick and the current heat wave is sending more people to the hospital.

07/15/2011