While doctors don’t underestimate the viciousness of the Ebola virus they say the greater threat to public health, by far, is influenza. They’re concerned fears about Ebola will make people forget to get vaccinated.
Immunization for Tarrant County students for back to school
A Keller church is warning its congregation that it may be at risk of contracting Pertussis, or whooping cough, as it is widely called.
A North Texas mother of three has died from the flu. Now her family is sharing their traumatic experience and encouraging others to take this year’s dangerous strain of influenza seriously.
The number of people dying from the flu has gone up again in North Texas. Both Collin and Hunt County reported their first flu-related deaths of the season on Monday.
Hundreds of people turned away at Chase Oaks Family Center in Plano after flu vaccines are used up.
Dallas County and other North Texas health departments are overrun with people — who are only now getting vaccinated for fear they’ll get the flu. The rush comes even though health officials have urged people to get their shot since last September.
Fort Worth health workers are looking into what may be another flu-related death.
As the flu continues to spread across North Texas one woman says a deadly strain of the H1N1 virus killed her otherwise healthy husband.
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.
Dallas County Health and Human Services is offering the seasonal flu vaccine for children and adults.
A new high-dose flu vaccine for seniors works better than the standard shot in that age group. Regular flu shots tend to be only about 30 to 40 percent effective in people 65 and older. Sanofi Pasteur’s Fluzone High-Dose vaccine boosted that to 50 percent.