Holiday Travel and Flu Seasons Collide in Contagious Mix

This week starts the holiday travel season, which also happens to coincide with a spike in flu cases in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

(Published Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017)

This week starts the holiday travel season, which also happens to coincide with a spike in flu cases in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

"During the holidays, especially peak travel time," said Dr. Carrie de Moor. "There's going to be a higher likelihood of people in that confined space spreading it."

Domino's Pizza is tweaking its home delivery service for those times you're not at home.
After years of delivery right to your doorstep, Domino's drivers will now deliver to outdoor locations.
That includes beaches, parks, landmarks, and other outdoor locations across the country.
Domino's says its drivers will deliver to 150-thousand locations from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, to the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.
The locations are now active and show up in the company's app or website as "Domino's Hotspots."
Customers pre-pay for their orders, select a location, and your pizza is on the way.
Previously, Domino's delivered to offbeat locations, but, the new service sets up designated drop off points.
The service was tested last fall in Miami before being rolled out nationwide.

(Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

de Moor works at Code 3, an urgent care clinic inside Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport's Terminal D. It's a drop-in clinic for passengers, and a place where airlines can send passengers to get a "fit to fly" check if they are suspected of being too sick to board a plane.

"It's much better to stay home," de Moor said. "Don't be the person who gets on the plane with a 102-degree fever, or who we have to tell you, 'I'm sorry, we can't let you fly because you're going to infect an entire airplane.'"

The flu virus is at our fingertips. It can live on hard surfaces for 24 hours and be spread a full day before a person knows he or she is symptomatic. In addition to getting a flu shot, doctors remind you to wash your hands, cover your coughs and wear a mask if necessary to keep from getting the flu or spreading it.

"Just have the knowledge that the flu is out there right now," de Moor said. "It's not going to be here in a month. It's already here."

Canadian lawmakers wore hockey jerseys on Monday to honor the victims and their families of that tragic bus crash in Canada that killed 16 people.
The bus was carrying the junior league Humboldt hockey team to a game when a tractor-trailer slammed into the bus.
Sixteen were killed and thirteen people were injured in the crash.
Today's remembrance was one of a number of events that honored the team and their families.
Earlier the lawmakers honored Rusty Staub, a major leaguer who played for the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets.

(Published Monday, April 16, 2018)