West Nile Death

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CDC: Nation On Track For Deadliest West Nile Year

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.


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Officials Report 2 North Texas West Nile Deaths

This afternoon there are two West Nile Virus-related deaths being reported in North Texas — this time in both Dallas and Tarrant County.


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North Texas Doctor Starts West Nile Virus Support Group

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.

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Denton County Delays Aerial Mosquito Spraying

The North Texas weather is having an impact on the battle against West Nile Virus. Officials in Denton County have delayed their plans to start aerial mosquito spraying tonight.


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Health Officials Confirm 13th West Nile-Related Dallas Co. Death

There are now more than a dozen Dallas County residents who have died from West Nile Virus related health issues. Wednesday officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) confirmed that a 13th person in the area has died.


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Dallas County To Hand Out Free Insect Repellent To Needy

Dallas County Health and Human Services is teaming up with a mosquito protection company to provide needy residents with insect repellent. DCHHS and CutterĀ® Insect Repellent will hand out free insect repellent to low-income residents and senior citizens.


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Dallas County West Nile-Related Deaths Climbing

The number of Dallas County residents who have died from West Nile Virus related health issues now stands at 12. Officials say the hospital patient lived in the 75060 zip code.


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Dallas County Set To Start Aerial Spraying This Week

During a Dallas County Commissioners Court meeting Tuesday leaders agreed aerial spraying for the West Nile Virus should begin. County lleaders are now waiting for 5 p.m. Wednesday, the deadline given to mayors to submit their opinions on spraying in their individual cities.



Dallas County Reports 9th West Nile Death

A ninth person in Dallas County has died from complications from the West Nile Virus.


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Dallas Mulls More Spraying As 8th West Nile Death Reported

There’s a new battle in the fight against West Nile Virus, but it’s not about which insecticide to use, but how to use it: by air or by ground.