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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.
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.