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Worst Whooping Cough Epidemic In Decades Strikes California

Local Daycares Protecting Against Pertussis

More children are coming down with whooping cough in Tarrant County, just as warnings are going out to get vaccinated against the bacteria.

10/09/2013

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

Seasonal Flu Vaccines Being Offered For Children & Adults

Fall has begun and that means we are also now in flu season. To that end, Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is now offering seasonal flu vaccines for children and adults.

CBSDFW.COM–09/27/2013

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

Dallas County Health Dept. Dispensing Flu Vaccines

Health officials say it takes roughly two weeks for the flu vaccine to confer immunity to the disease, and they would like as many people as possible to get vaccinated before the holiday travel season gets underway.

09/03/2013

A doctor vaccinates a patient against measles. (credit: AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)

Measles Outbreak Sparks Increase In Immunizations

Despite a measles outbreak in Tarrant County, dozens of families spent their day outdoors enjoying the cooler North Texas weather.

08/17/2013

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Meningitis Supply Limited As Demand Increases In Dallas

Dallas County Health and Human Services announced that it has a limited amount of the Adult Safety Net Program meningitis vaccine for $10.

08/16/2013

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Sixth Tiger Dies From Canine Distemper In Wylie

In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center has lost another one of its tigers to canine distemper.

08/12/2013

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CDC: HPV Vaccine Reduced Disease Rates in Teen Girls by 56 Percent

The government health agency’s new study, which was published in the June issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, shows that rates of vaccine-type HPV prevalence dropped from 11.5 percent before the vaccine was introduced to 5 percent by 2010 for 14 to 19 year-old-girls.

06/19/2013

A doctor vaccinates a patient against measles. (credit: AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)

New Cases Of Measles Confirmed By Local Health Officials

Health officials in Dallas County are sending out a plea to doctors and health workers — asking that they be on the lookout for measles symptoms.

CBSDFW.COM–06/12/2013

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New U.S. Whooping Cough Strain Raises Questions

Researchers have discovered the first U.S. cases of whooping cough caused by a germ that may be resistant to the vaccine.

02/06/2013

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2012 Was Worst Year For Whooping Cough Since 1955

The nation just suffered its worst year for whooping cough in nearly six decades, according to preliminary government figures.

01/04/2013

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CDC: U.S. Flu Season Starts Early, Could Be Bad

Flu season is off to its earliest start in nearly 10 years — and it could be a bad one. Health officials on Monday said suspected flu cases have jumped in five southern states, including Texas.

12/03/2012

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