Zach Thompson

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    October 21, 2014

    Ebola in Dallas: October 21

    With 17 days until the last person in direct contact with one of Dallas' three Ebola patients finishes monitoring, here's the latest: The condition of the patients: Amber Vinson's mother, Debra Berry, discussed her daughter's condition on Good Morning America early Tuesday. Mom says Vinson remains ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014

    Ebola in Dallas: Day 3

    Newest updates will appear at the bottom of this post. Yesterday's updates can be found here: Ebola in Dallas: What We Know So Far October 2: Morning Links: Emily Mathis on the atmosphere at Texas Health Presbyterian. From Vox, "How a Dallas hospital failed to diagnose the Ebola patient" and "The ... More >>

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    September 30, 2014

    UPDATE: Ebola Has Landed in Dallas

    UPDATE, 3:44 p.m.: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that a patient at Dallas' Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is the first case of Ebola confirmed in the United States. ORIGINAL POST: Dallas County Health and Human Services gave an update Tuesday morning on the status ... More >>

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    June 26, 2014

    Jenny Land: Dallas' Non-Toxic Mosquito Hunter

    In this week's Dallas Observer we profile 20 of the metro area's most interesting characters, with new portraits of each from local photographer Can Turkyilmaz. See the entire Dallas Observer People Issue here. Somehow a mosquito has sneaked into Jenny Land's home. This shouldn't have happened. Lan ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    The Morning News Says Spraying Saved Dallas from West Nile, but That's Not the Whole Story

    Dallas County recently discovered its sixth person to test positive for the West Nile virus this year, in a season that's seen one death. It's a much less troubling situation than last year, when there were 400 human infections and 20 deaths. The Dallas Morning News has an easy explanation for the ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013
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    May 9, 2013

    Sex Ed the Texas Way

    Dallas wants to close the book on abstinence-only education. Texas keeps getting in the way.

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    November 4, 2011

    The Rising AIDS Epidemic Among Dallas's Young Poor People

    Barbara Rios/Science Photo Library​The number of young people in Dallas contracting HIV and AIDS is increasing, KTVT-Channel 11 reported Monday, and those young people, ages 13 to 24, now make up 25 percent of all new diagnoses. And those stats were compiled before the state decided to gut fam ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    Today, the Rubbers Meet the Road in Dallas County Commissioners Court

    Right before Christmas, Dallas County revealed that it just might consider lifting the condom distribution ban enacted in 1995, when then-County Commissioner Jim Jackson told The New York Times, "Sodomy is still against the law in Texas. I hear people say the government shouldn't be in the bedroom. ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008