News - Influenza

Seasonal influenza is responsible for thousands of deaths annually, across the country.  The City of Westworth Village will work with county health officials to keep the community up-to-date on prevention initiatives and outbreak information. 

The Tarrant County Public Health Department has developed a Respiratory Virus Surveillance Program which emphasizes year-round detection of influenza and other significant sources of respiratory disease.  Click HERE for the Tarrant County Health Newsletter. 

Specimens collected by this surveillance program are tested for:

· Influenza A H1, A H3, and B   · Adenovirus
· Respiratory Syncytial virus (RSV) · Human Metapneumovirus
· Parainfluenza (types 1, 2, and 3) · Rhinovirus

 

Please pay attention to daily news broadcasts for local updates.  You can find more information on the following websites:
        Tarrant County Public Health Department (TCPHD) [Access weekly update report.]
        Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
        US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)