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City of Lubbock Confirms 8th Case of West Nile Virus

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David McNew, Getty Images

The City of Lubbock Health Department confirmed the case this afternoon as a female over the age of 50. She did not travel outside Lubbock County in the two weeks prior to the onset of the illness.

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New Case of Neuroinvasive West Nile Virus in Lubbock

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Since Monday of this week, four new cases have been confirmed in the city of Lubbock with all cases occurring in persons over the age of 50 years.

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Influenza Vaccines Available in Lubbock

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Influenza vaccines are available from the city of Lubbock. Cost per vaccine is $20.

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The West Nile Virus is Back in Lubbock

dr-relling, flickr
dr-relling, flickr

A 70 year-old man has contracted this year's first case of West Nile Virus in Lubbock County

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Childhood Immunizations to Take Place at South Plains Mall on Tuesday

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Win McNamee, Getty Images

The City of Lubbock will be offering childhood immunizations Tuesday at South Plains Mall from 10am to 4pm between JC Penny and The Pretzel Maker.

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Enteric Diseases on the Rise in Lubbock County

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images

Enteric diseases are most commonly spread person-to-person through the unwashed hands of an infected person, and can happen through direct contact or by contaminated food or drink.

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Lubbock City Councilman Victor Hernandez Continues to Push for Joint City-County Health Department

Cole Shooter, KFYO.com
Cole Shooter, KFYO.com

District 1 Lubbock City Councilman Victor Hernandez has announced he will continue to push the city toward creating a joint City of Lubbock/ Lubbock County Health Department.

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No Partnership Between City and County on Health Department

Cole Shooter, KFYO.com
Cole Shooter, KFYO.com

“There is nothing to be gained by the formation or creation of a City-County Health Department,” Dr. Steve Presley said.

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Board of Health to Look Into Possible City-County Health Department

Cole Shooter, KFYO.com
Cole Shooter, KFYO.com

The City Council directed Presley to appoint a subcommittee to begin diplomatic initiatives with the County regarding the issue.

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Lubbock Health Department to Continue As-Is

Cole Shooter
Cole Shooter

“There is a need for a Health Department, but there’s also a need to fund it. And there’s also a limit to what the taxpayers can afford to pay vis-a-vis other services…It’s going to take a community effort”, Mayor Tom Martin said.

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