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.
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.
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.
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.
Oct 14 - Tarrant County Public Health has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus in a mosquito sample collected in unincorporated Northwest Tarrant County.
Oct 12 - Tarrant County Public Health has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus in a mosquito sample collected in unincorporated Southeast Tarrant County.
Oct 7 - Tarrant County Public Health has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus in a mosquito sample collected in unincorporated Northwest Tarrant County.
October is upon us and there are several observances to be aware of this month, such as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Latino AIDS Awareness Day.
Flu season is also on its way, so we encourage all to get a flu shot. Public Health offers flu vaccine at all of our community public health centers. But it doesn't matter where you get your flu shot as long as you get one.
Though summer is over, as long as there are hot days punctuated by rain, mosquitoes will continue to breed, which means there's a possibility of West Nile Virus transmission. Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Sites to protect yourself. TCPH has provided an additional video on the Be Mosquito Free webpage that shows how barrier treatments can help keep mosquitoes at bay.