Dallas County Reports First 2013 Human West Nile Virus Case

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

DALLAS COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – Tuesday afternoon health officials confirmed that a Dallas County resident has a human case of the West Nile virus. It’s the first reported human case in the county for the 2013 season.

The Richardson resident, who lives in the 75080 zip code, has been diagnosed with West Nile Fever.

In a press release statement Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Zachary Thompson said the announcement was made in part to, “…alert the public that the mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus are here and they’re active.” Thompson added that, “It is important that residents do their part by taking the necessary precautions to avoid exposure to the virus.”

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Immediately after DCHHS made the first human case known county officials announced that there would be two nights of consecutive mosquito spraying. The areas…

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