Seasonal flu and emergency alarms
The start of this new year finds Tarrant County in the midst of a rampant flu season. Public Health refers to such conditions as widespread influenza --and it may not have even peaked yet.
Jan 10 - Tarrant County Public Health received influenza-associated death reports late Tuesday evening, marking the first voluntarily reported adult flu-related deaths of this flu season in Tarrant County.
Nov 30 - Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) issued a health alert today to area health care providers in response to a rise in local flea-borne typhus cases. It asks them to consider a diagnosis for people with fever and at least one other symptom of the disease.
Oct 20 - Tarrant County Public Health has confirmed West Nile Virus in two samples collected in unincorporated Northwest Tarrant County. Ground spraying in these locations will take place Saturday, October 21.