DUNCANVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) – A ninth person in Dallas County has died from complications from the West Nile Virus.
Wednesday afternoon Dallas County Health and Human Services sent a press release announcing the ninth death, a resident of Duncanville.READ MORE: Dallas Man Detoderick Jawayne Gaston Faces Intoxication Manslaughter Charge After Child Dies In Crash
The department did not release the person’s identity or age.READ MORE: Alleged Bank Robber Arrested, Charged Following Fingerprint Analysis
With each death, the DCHHS reminds people to be aware of precautions they should take to prevent West Nile Virus.
According to the department, the best way to avoid exposure to West Nile Virus is to practice the four Ds:
–use Insect repellents that contain DEET
–Drain any standing water
–Dress in long, loose and light-colored clothing and
–take extra care to use repellent and protective clothing from Dusk to Dawn.
For more information on the West Nile Virus, check out CBSDFW’s interactive West Nile section.