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Texas Among States With Drug Linked To Outbreak

Texas is among 23 states that received shipments of a steroid used to treat back pain but is now linked to a rare fungal meningitis outbreak.

10/04/2012

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Officials Urge Residents To Get Flu Vaccine

Flu season will officially begin Monday, and although the illness usually hits heavy in the winter months, the Texas Department of State Health Services and Centers for Disease Control are urging people to get vaccinated.

09/30/2012

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Dallas Launches HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign

More than 14,000 people living in Dallas County are living with HIV, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services, and many of them don’t know it.

09/27/2012

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Dallas County Reports 14th West Nile Related Death

A fourteenth person in Dallas County has died from West Nile Virus related health issues.

CBSDFW.COM–09/06/2012

Dallas County health officials confirm the first case of West Nile in a human being on June 20, 2012. (Credit: Bud Gillett/KTVT)

State To Help Dallas County Fight The Spread Of West Nile

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has granted Dallas County’s request for aid in its fight against the spread of the West Nile Virus.

07/31/2012

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Texas Among States With Increased Cases Of Whooping Cough

Whooping cough seems to be making a comeback in several states, including Texas.

05/04/2012

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New Immunodeficiency Test For Texas Newborns

Newborns in Texas will soon be screened for another potentially fatal disease. The condition is called Severe Combined Immunodeficiency or SCID.

05/03/2012

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Texans Among Those In Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak

At least three Texans have fallen ill in a multi-state outbreak of salmonella poisoning. More than 90 people so far, in 19 states, have gotten sick, including ten that had to be hospitalized.

04/06/2012

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Anglers Flock To Contaminated Texas Reservoir

Signs bearing a skull and crossbones dot the banks of a reservoir and canal near this town on the U.S.-Mexico border, but the fishermen standing in the reeds nearby ignore them, casually reeling in fish that are contaminated with toxic chemicals and banned for human consumption.

03/03/2012

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Texas Abortion Law Sparks Anger, Resignation

Some pregnant women avert their eyes. Others shed tears or simply tune out the abortion doctors as they describe the fetus and offer them a chance to hear the heartbeat and view the image.

02/18/2012

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Ennis Students With Positive TB Tests Back At School Monday

ENNIS (CBSDFW.COM) – The long tuberculosis scare in Ennis appears to be winding down. Ennis High School students who were kept out of class because of an either suspect or active diagnosis of tuberculosis are […]

10/14/2011

A doctor examines the x-rays of a tuberculosis (TB) patient. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Results Back For Denton High TB Tests

The test results are in for about 270 kids and teachers at Denton High School who were tested for tuberculosis.

10/13/2011

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