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Stories with organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Sexually-transmitted Zika case confirmed in Texas story has photos
    Updated: Feb-03-16 2:33 am

    DALLAS - Health officials on Tuesday reported that a person in Texas has become infected with the Zika virus through sex in the first case of the illness being transmitted within the United States amid the current outbreak in Latin America.

  • Texas health officials wary of rise in unvaccinated students 
    Updated: Jan-25-16 1:57 pm

    DALLAS - Tucked into a hillside not far from a popular nature preserve, the private Austin Waldorf School touts its individualized learning and emphasis on moral purpose. But the school with an enrollment of nearly 400 is different in another way: Nearly half its students forgo vaccinations, one of the highest rates in Texas.

  • Blue Bell says ice cream safe despite potential concern 
    Updated: Jan-11-16 8:29 pm

    HOUSTON - Blue Bell Creameries sought to reassure customers Monday that its ice cream in safe, even as the Texas company tries to determine whether listeria has again been found at one of its plants.

  • State using aircraft to fight rabies in wild animals 
    Updated: Jan-11-16 11:40 am

    LA GRANGE, Texas - State health officials this week are starting another round of air drops over a 17-county area of Central and Southeast Texas to control rabies in wild animals.