West Nile Virus
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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.
Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) have confirmed that an 11th person has contracted the West Nile virus.
Lindie Gibbins urges everyone to take the threat of West Nile seriously because of what it did to her.
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.
Tarrant County has two new West Nile Virus victims — and the county’s health department has a new policy that won’t notify media outlets for new cases unless there is a death.
Some students in the Carroll Independent School District on Thursday will have their school day interrupted thanks to the West Nile Virus.
On Tuesday the Dallas County Health and Human Services department confirmed the county’s first West Nile Virus death of 2013.
The Garland Health Department received a report of a laboratory confirmed human case of West Nile Virus Monday in an person who lives in the 2900 block of Newburyport Avenue.