West Nile Death
Tarrant County Public Health has confirmed two additional human cases of West Nile Virus. One patient is in her 30’s and contracted West Nile Fever . The other female patient is in her late 60’s and has West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease.
Another human case of the West Nile virus has been confirmed in Dallas. It is the seventh human case for the 2013 season.
Just one day after reporting that a 12th person in Dallas County had been diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease, Dallas County Health and Human Services today confirmed the county’s second West Nile Virus death.
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.
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.
Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) are reporting that a sixteenth person there has died from West Nile Virus-related health issues.
A second person has died from the West Nile Virus in Plano, while the total number of reported cases in the city remains at 28.
According to the Tarrant County Public Health, another victim has died from the West Nile Virus. This is the seventh West Nile related death for Tarrant County.
Health officials say they’re convinced this will be the worst year for West Nile virus deaths and severe illnesses since the disease hit America’s shores in 1999.
This afternoon there are two West Nile Virus-related deaths being reported in North Texas — this time in both Dallas and Tarrant County.
West Nile Virus nearly killed Dr. Don Read seven years ago. When he recovered, the Dallas colorectal surgeon formed a support group. Now, because of all the cases this year, he’s re-starting the group next week.