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Whooping Cough Up In La, Texas, Ark

Outbreaks are worse in Texas, where nearly 2,900 cases have been reported, and Arkansas, where numbers are double those of a year ago.

10/29/2013

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First Case Of West Nile Virus Confirmed In Texas

Texas state health officials are urging people to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile virus, after the state confirmed its first case of the illness for the season.

05/25/2013