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Dallas County Reports Third Human Case of West Nile Virus

The resident lives in the 75214 zip code in Dallas and was diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease.

08/12/2015

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Texas Officials Amend Death Certificate To Reflect Gay Union

State officials say they’ve complied with a court order and amended the death certificate of a man to include the name of his same-sex spouse.

08/07/2015

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Ken Paxton Faces Contempt Hearing Over Same-Sex Marriage Rights

A federal judge has ordered Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to explain why he should not be held in contempt for enforcing state laws that impede gay marriage rights.

08/05/2015

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FDA: Cyclospora Outbreaks Linked To Mexican Cilantro

The Texas Department of State Health Services is among the state and federal agencies that have identified Mexican cilantro as the cause of a cyclospora outbreak.

CBSDFW.COM–07/27/2015

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Texas Fights Immigrants’ Lawsuit Over Birth Certificates

Texas health officials asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by immigrant parents who were denied birth certificates for their U.S.-born children because local authorities refused to recognize as valid certain forms of identification.

07/23/2015

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Blue Bell Plans Production Test Run

Blue Bell announced today that it will begin a trial production run at one of its four creameries later this month, though the Brenham-based ice cream company says there is no firm date for when its products will hit shelves for sale.

07/08/2015

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DSHS Investigating Increase In Texas Cyclospora Cases

The Texas Department of State Health Services is investigating Cyclospora infections in Texas after 52 new cases were reported last week.

CBSDFW.COM–06/25/2015

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Texas House OKs New Abortion Restrictions, Then Backtracks

The Texas House gave preliminary approval to tighter abortion restrictions involving fetuses with severe abnormalities before withdrawing a sweeping health bill that included the new limits.

04/23/2015

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Nurse Who Survived Ebola Sues Dallas Hospital System

Nina Pham filed lawsuit Monday in Dallas County against Texas Health Resources for issues from contracting Ebola.

03/02/2015

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Dallas City, County Leaders Celebrate “Ebola-Free” Day

The last person being monitored in connection with Texas’ three Ebola patients is set to be cleared from twice-daily monitoring.

11/07/2014

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Milestone: Dallas County Is Ebola-Free

Five weeks after Dallas County became the epicenter of the nation’s Ebola crisis, the county enters Friday with no new cases reported and everyone off the disease watch list.

11/06/2014

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Patient ‘Screened’ For Ebola At Baylor, Testing Not Confirmed

On Friday morning Baylor Hospital in Dallas confirmed a patient with ‘Ebola similar symptoms’ also triggered a positive verbal screening questionnaire.

10/17/2014

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