CROWLEY (CBSDFW.COM) – Health officials in Tarrant County on Monday morning confirmed their first human case of West Nile virus this season. Tarrant County Public Health stated that the case was diagnosed in Crowley, and is the more severe form of the disease.
Additional details were not released in order to protect the patient’s identity.
The mild form of the disease is commonly called West Nile Fever. In these cases, patients display symptoms including headache, fever, muscle and joint aches, nausea and fatigue. Patients are typically able to recover on their own after several weeks.