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WNV Death Reported in Texas

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A Fort Worth resident in his 80s with underlying medical conditions has died of illness caused by West Nile virus, the second such fatality in Tarrant County this year, the Fort-Worth Telegram reported.

| August 14, 2012

FORT WORTH -- A Fort Worth resident in his 80s with underlying medical conditions has died of illness caused by West Nile virus, the second such fatality in Tarrant County this year, the Fort-Worth Telegram reported.

In Dallas County, a 10th death related to the virus was also reported.

Tarrant County has 159 confirmed human cases of the virus, a higher rate per capita than Dallas County, where 190 human cases have been reported.

Tarrant County commissioners are scheduled to hear an update on the virus at their meeting today.

 Last week Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins declared a public health emergency because of the outbreak, which allows the county to seek a disaster declaration from the state while also requesting resources to help control the virus. Ground spraying for mosquitoes was to begin Monday night in the northern part of Dallas County, where most infections have been reported. The city of Dallas has been ground-spraying since June. County and city officials continue to debate aerial spraying.

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Source: Fort-Worth Telegram

 

 

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