Checkup Newsroom (tarrant county)

2019
May
23,
2019
| 09:45 PM America/Chicago
Tarrant County Public Health has confirmed a traveler passing through DFW Airport on a May 15, 2019, connecting flight has tested positive for measles. TCPH wants the traveling public to be aware that exposures may have occurred at DFW Airport on ...
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May
10,
2019
| 08:46 PM America/Chicago
Out of 25 counties in the U.S. with the highest risk for a measles outbreak, Tarrant County ranks number 12 according to research published in the latest edition of The Lancet Infectious Diseases. To identify the hot spots, researchers from the Un...
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2017
July
17,
2017
| 09:45 PM America/Chicago
Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) reported today the first West Nile Virus-associated death of the 2017 season. The death involved a senior adult with underlying medical conditions. Additional details are not being released due to privacy laws. ...
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2016
October
27,
2016
| 05:10 PM America/Chicago
Sadly, many kids get hit by cars during Halloween. A little planning before the big night can go a long way toward keeping your children injury free. Safe trick-or-treating begins with your littles ones' costumes. "Parents may think buying costume...
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August
17,
2016
| 04:55 PM America/Chicago
A surprising cool front has broken the typical 100 degree August heat, but it may also be putting Texas' kids at risk. Placing a crib, changing table or chair next to a window might offer your child a nice view outside or access to fresh air, but ...
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July
25,
2016
| 04:30 PM America/Chicago
So far this year, 21 children have died in the United States as a result of being left in a hot car, according to the Department of Meteorology & Climate Science. The most recent case happened over the weekend in Dallas when a 3-year-old boy was repo...
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July
14,
2016
| 05:25 PM America/Chicago
West Nile and Zika. As we expected, both mosquito-borne illnesses have been reported in Tarrant County. West Nile On July 13, Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) confirmed the first case of West Nile virus for the 2016 season. The case is fr...
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March
24,
2016
| 05:26 PM America/Chicago
The first pediatric flu death in Texas has been reported. The Dallas County Health and Human Services reported a 2-month-old child has died. A total of 20 pediatric flu deaths have occurred nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Preventio...
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February
25,
2016
| 06:32 PM America/Chicago
The first case of the ZIka virus has been confirmed in Tarrant County. Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) identified the first imported case of Zika virus in the county, in a positive sample tested in TCPH’s North Texas Regional Laboratory. TC...
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2015
August
28,
2015
| 05:25 PM America/Chicago
Rubella was declared eradicated from North and South America just this past April. So why did the Tarrant County Health Department just announce that there is a case of rubella in a Texas Christian University student? Unfortunately, the student...
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July
22,
2015
| 06:48 PM America/Chicago
Protect your kids. That was the overall message from Fort Worth, Texas Mayor Betsy Price and representatives from the city of Fort Worth, including Cook Children's, at a press conference to address city-wide support of drowning prevention measures...
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July
02,
2015
| 03:23 PM America/Chicago
July began with two fatal drowning. For the month of June 2015, the Cook Children’s Trauma department cared for 26 non-fatal drowning victims, with 20 of those occurring in either a home, apartment or community pool. That's more than double from the ...
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March
05,
2015
| 06:06 PM America/Chicago
Silas Nacita, a college football player for Baylor in Waco, was recently suspended by athletic department for accepting improper benefits. These benefits including taking money and an apartment from some who were originally called “close family frien...
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2014
August
22,
2014
| 10:07 PM America/Chicago
The two Americans who contracted the Ebola virus while caring for people in West Africa have been discharged. I’m sure many of you are relieved, while still concerned, especially after you heard that Dr. Kent Brantly may be moving back to the DFW are...
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July
23,
2014
| 08:33 PM America/Chicago
Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has confirmed a Northeast Tarrant County resident has tested positive for measles after traveling outside of the state.Measles is highly contagious and can easily spread by simply breathing, coughing, sneezing or c...
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