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A nurse draws a dose of flu vaccine. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Flu Season Shows No Sign Of Ending Soon

Despite the spring-like weather, the flu season may be weeks away from tapering off, according to the Dallas County health director.

01/20/2014

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Health Officials Concerned About H1N1 As Students Return To Class

Local health officials are concerned about the spread of the flu as students return to class.

01/05/2014

A nurse draws a dose of flu vaccine. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Holiday Travel Could Help Spread The Flu

Influenza has arrived in North Texas, and the director of health and human services for Dallas County is urging people to get their flu shots before traveling for the holidays.

12/17/2013

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

1st Adult Flu-Related Death Reported In Dallas County

Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) are reporting the county’s first known adult flu-related death for the 2013-2014 flu season.

CBSDFW.COM–10/14/2013

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

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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

A lab assistant drops mosquitoes into test tubes to prepare them for West Nile Virus testing. (credit: im Boyle/Getty Images)

3rd Case Of West Nile Virus In 3 Days For Dallas County

For the third consecutive day Dallas County health officials announce a confirmed human case of West Nile virus. The infected young man, who lives in the University Park 75225 zip code, has been diagnosed with West Nile Fever.

08/01/2013

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2nd Human Case Of West Nile Virus In Dallas County

Just one day after health officials in Dallas County confirmed the first human case of the West Nile virus for the 2013 season, another case is being reported.

CBSDFW.COM–07/31/2013

A nurse gives a girl a shot. (credit: George Frey/Getty Images)

Parents Urged to Get Kids Vaccinated For School Now

Believe it or not, students will be returning to class at the end of next month. So, health officials in Dallas County are already urging parents to make sure their children have all their vaccinations.

CBSDFW.COM–07/10/2013

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

(credit: Kathy Keatley Garvey, UC Davis Dept. of Entomology)

Four North Texas Counties Jointly Fighting West Nile Virus

Four North Texas county health departments are combining their planning and information to combat this year’s West Nile virus season.

04/05/2013

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DCHHS Says Schools Need Free Condoms, Explicit Sex Education

Teenagers are constantly bombarded with sexually explicit messages, and Dallas County Health Director Zachary Thompson says they drown out the message of abstinence.

CBS 11–03/19/2013

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