Health Workers: North Texans Should Get Their Flu Vaccinations EarlyIt may not feel like it but flu season is already underway. Experts say flu season can run for up to nine months, but that doesn't mean you should wait until the last minute to get your flu shot.
Officials In Dallas County Report 7th Case Of Zika VirusDallas County Health and Human Services has confirmed the seventh case of Zika virus in the county so far this year. While the case has been sent off for review at the Texas Department of State Health Services, testing done at the DCHHS lab was positive.
Fort Worth Leaders Roll Up Their Sleeves For Flu ShotsHealth officials across Texas have been urging residents to get their flu shots and Wednesday leaders from Tarrant County and the City of Fort Worth set out to lead by example.
Dallas County Reports 1st West Nile Virus Death Of 2015 SeasonHealth officials have confirmed the first West Nile Virus death in Dallas County for the 2015 season.
DCHHS Confirms: Dallas County Man Contracts West Nile FeverThe city of Dallas records its first human case of the West Nile Virus this season. The patient lives in the 75217 zip code, in the southeast section of Dallas.
Dallas County Working To Control Mosquito PopulationDCHHS purchased more than 10,000 mosquito dunks and issued the supply to cities throughout Dallas County.
Dallas County Health Monitoring Traveler For EbolaOfficials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) confirmed Friday that they are monitoring a traveler for Ebola Virus Disease. The action is precautionary and the person is asymptomatic for Ebola.
83-Year-Old Man Is 3rd West Nile Virus Death In TexasSouth Texas health officials have confirmed that an 83-year-old man died this week of the West Nile virus. The unidentified man died Wednesday.
First Two Human Cases Of West Nile Confirmed In Dallas CountyDallas County Health and Human Services has confirmed the first two human cases of West Nile virus infection for the 2014 season. The two residents were diagnosed with West Nile fever.
Grand Prairie High School Students To Be Tested For TBHealth officials are preparing to test nearly 200 Grand Prairie high school students after learning one may have been exposed to Tuberculosis.
Fear Of Flu Leads Many To Get Vaccinated As Hospitalizations, Deaths RiseDallas 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.
Doctors Battling North Texas Whooping Cough OutbreakTarrant 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.
11th Case Of West Nile Virus In Dallas CountyOfficials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) have confirmed that an 11th person has contracted the West Nile virus.
9th Human Case Of West Nile Reported In Dallas CountyAnother person has died from West Nile virus related causes. According to Dallas County Health and Human Services, the victim lived in Mesquite, in the 75149 zip code area.
Seasonal Flu Vaccines Being Offered For Children & AdultsFall 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.