Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) have confirmed that an 11th person has contracted the West Nile virus.
Another person has died from West Nile virus related causes. According to Dallas County Health and Human Services, the victim lived in Mesquite, in the 75149 zip code area.
Just last week CBS 11 News learned that officials in Tarrant County adopted a new policy where they don’t notify the media about confirmed human cases of the West Nile virus. They only relay information when a death occurs — and one has.
Dallas County Health and Human Services says a Dallas resident was diagnosed with West Nile fever, the county’s sixth human case of the virus this year.
Some students in the Carroll Independent School District on Thursday will have their school day interrupted thanks to the West Nile Virus.
Health officials in Collin County have confirmed a human case of West Nile Fever. The patient lives in Plano in the 75025 zip code.
Arlington is about to launch spraying for West Nile Virus after its first infected mosquito was found on the city’s south side.
Officials in the city of Plano are reporting two human cases of West Nile.
There are concerns about the ground spraying being done for West Nile virus in Dallas County. Nearly 50 businesses, organization and individuals signed a letter calling for local leaders to prioritize larvicide.
Tuesday afternoon health officials confirmed that a Dallas County resident has a human case of the West Nile virus. It’s the first reported human case in the county for the 2013 season.
While there has been only one human case of the West Nile Virus in Tarrant County so far this year, Tarrant County Public Health will have several trucks out tonight spraying for mosquitoes.
Scientists say a lower bird population in North Texas this summer may explain why there haven’t been more human cases of the virus.