Dallas County Health and Human Services has confirmed the first cases of West Nile virus of the season.
Two people in Dallas County are confirmed to have contracted West Nile fever. One resident lives in Dallas and the other lives in Coppell.
“Since there is no vaccine or antiviral treatment for WNV infection, residents should adhere to preventive measures to protect themselves and their loved ones,” says DCHHS Medical Director Dr. Christopher Perkins.
In 2012, there were 225 cases of West Nile fever in Dallas County. That number dropped significantly in 2013 to just five cases.