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    September 13, 2016

    Flu season lurks right around the corner. Cook Children’s diagnosed their first flu case this week -- the earliest diagnosis they have seen in three years.

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    July 27, 2016

    As relatively new residents of North Texas, my family and I are learning to adjust to the summertime heat. I also have two small children, so whenever I hear of any child left in a car on a hot day, my heart breaks.

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    March 8, 2016

    As of today, March 8, there have been two additional cases of Zika Virus reported in Tarrant County, making a total of three human cases in the county so far.

    Public Health

    Public Health is the first line of defense in maintaining and improving the public’s health status.

    A productive, economically sound society relies on a safe, healthy population. Since its inception in the 1950s, Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has been a valuable local resource by providing services aimed at promoting, achieving and maintaining a healthy standard of living to all Tarrant County residents. With a client base and scope of services as diverse as the county's population, a dedicated staff of more than 380 public health professionals and annual funding resources totaling approximately $58 million, TCPH services truly touch everyone, every day, everywhere.

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    Unincoprorated Southeast, Southwest Tarrant County Scheduled for Ground Spraying

    Sep 28 - Tarrant County Public Health has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus in mosquito samples collected in unincorporated Southeast and Southwest Tarrant County.

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    Ground Spraying Scheduled for Unincorporated Northwest Tarrant County

    Sep 23 - Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus in a mosquito sample collected in unincorporated Northwest Tarrant County.

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    Zika Case Confirmed in Resident Who Visited Miami

    Sep 21 - Tarrant County Public Health has identified a new Zika case involving a resident who traveled to Miami, Florida. This is the first such case reported in the county and the second in the state that involved travel to an Zika-affected area of Florida.

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    September has lots of health observances, among them being National Preparedness Month, Fruits & Veggies -- More Matters Month, HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day and Falls Prevention Awareness Day.

    Though the weather has started cooling off, occasional rains still provide the water needed to help mosquitoes breed. That means West Nile Virus and Zika Virus remain active health concerns.

    Tarrant County Public Health continues to urge residents to keep areas around their homes free of standing water. Along with the Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Sites video, TCPH has provided an additional video on the Be Mosquito Free webpage that shows how barrier treatments can help keep mosquitoes at bay.    

     

     

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