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Third Human Case Of West Nile Reported In Dallas County

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DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas County Health department has confirmed it’s third human case of West Nile virus this season.

According to DCHHS officials the victim was diagnosed with West Nile fever and lives in Lake Highlands (75238 zip code) area of Dallas County.

“We want our residents to know the mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus are here and they’re active,” said Zachary Thompson, DCHHS director. “Our mosquito surveillance program and the county and municipal abatement teams are taking appropriate actions to ensure the safety of our residents. However, it is important for residents to take the necessary precautions.”

The DCHHS reminds the public that best way to avoid exposure to WNV is to avoid mosquito bites. Residents should practice the ‘4Ds’ to reduce their risk: DEET, Dress, Dusk & Dawn.

“Since there is no vaccine or specific antiviral treatments for WNV infection, residents should adhere to preventive measures to protect themselves and their loved ones,” said Dr. Christopher Perkins, DCHHS medical director/health authority.

Online: Dallas County West Nile Virus

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