Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) have confirmed that an 11th person has contracted the West Nile virus.
Dallas County Health and Human Services has reported the fourth human West Nile Virus case in the city the 2013 season. The resident lives in the 75228 zip code and was diagnosed with West Nile Fever.
County health officials are not identifying him, but family members tell us he is Charles Sheldon; they want the public to know how fast the virus can spread and how deady it can be.
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.
The Denton County Health Department epidemiologist has confirmed a Flower Mound resident has been positively diagnosed with West Nile virus.
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 seventh human case of West Nile virus was reported Wednesday by Dallas County Health and Human Services.
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.
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.
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.
Dallas County Health and Human Services say another person has tested positive for West Nile virus. It’s the fifth case in Dallas County this year.