A severe respiratory illness has now been confirmed in at least 10 states and is suspected to have spread to at least seven more. As it stands Texas isn’t among the states with reported cases. But the question is – should it be?
Kindergartners at Independence Elementary School in the Keller Independent School District are learning a valuable lesson. Their special education comes as North Texas braces for Enterovirus 68.
North Texas doctors say it’s just a matter of time before a virus sweeping the Midwest makes it way here. The rare respiratory virus is called “enterovirus 68” and it mimics a summer cold.
Public health officials in Tarrant County have confirmed the county’s first case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus disease.
When it comes to mosquitoes the main concern for North Texans lately has been West Nile Virus. Now health officials in Houston believe they’ve trapped a mosquito carrying a virus known as chikungunya.
Dallas County Health and Human Services has confirmed its first case of imported Chikungunya virus.
Pediatricians are seeing a spike in the number of kids with a summer time virus called Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.
Texas has it’s first case of West Nile this season.
The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Waco has imposed a freeze on admitting patients and has scrapped some Fourth of July events because of a norovirus outbreak.
For the second summer, dozens of live mosquito traps are set up at sites around the city, collecting anywhere from a few – to thousands of mosquitoes per trap each week.
The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.
People with accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama’s signature health care law are being told to change their passwords.