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Tarrant County Reports 8th West Nile-Related Death

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The West Nile Virus continues to be a danger in North Texas. Wednesday officials with Tarrant Public Health confirmed the eighth virus-related death in that county.

The victim was a Fort Worth resident in his 50s. He had underlying medical conditions.

Across North Texas there have been nearly 950 human cases of West Nile reported, with 261 of those in Tarrant County.

Officials with Tarrant County Public Heath are reminding citizens that everyone is at risk for infection, but people age 50 and older have a higher risk of developing a severe infection.

North Texas residents are advised to use the D’s when it comes to preventing West Nile infection:

Use insect repellents that contain DEET
Drain any standing water
Dress in long, loose and light-colored clothing and
Take extra care to use repellent and protective clothing from dusk to dawn

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