EL PASO (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Health officials say a fourth person has died in Texas this year after contracting the West Nile virus.READ MORE: Strong To Severe Storms Possible In North Texas Sunday, Main Threats Are Large Hail And Damaging Winds
The El Paso Department of Health on Thursday announced the death of an 89-year-old man, but did not release his name or say when he died. Authorities say the elderly victim had several underlying medical conditions.
Dallas County Health and Human Services reported their first West Nile-related death of the season on August 25. The person, who lived in the had underlying medical conditions and had been diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease. Tarrant County reported a West Nile-related death on August 8.READ MORE: Suspect Wanted For Shooting Bouncer In Deep Ellum
Kleberg County in South Texas reported a death last month that also was confirmed to be West Nile-related.
The Texas Department of State Health Services says the state last year had 379 human cases of West Nile virus, including six deaths.MORE NEWS: Canelo Alvarez, Billy Joe Saunders Fight At AT&T Stadium Breaks US Boxing Record For Largest Indoor Crowd
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