Despite the spring-like weather, the flu season may be weeks away from tapering off, according to the Dallas County health director.
Local health officials are concerned about the spread of the flu as students return to class.
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.
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.
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.
Dallas County Health and Human Services announced that it has a limited amount of the Adult Safety Net Program meningitis vaccine for $10.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Four North Texas county health departments are combining their planning and information to combat this year’s West Nile virus season.
Teenagers are constantly bombarded with sexually explicit messages, and Dallas County Health Director Zachary Thompson says they drown out the message of abstinence.