Dallas County: First Human West Nile Case For '13 | KERA News

Dallas County: First Human West Nile Case For '13

Jul 30, 2013

Dallas County reports its first human case of West Nile virus this year. A resident of Richardson has West Nile Fever, the less severe form of the mosquito-transmitted illness.

Last year on this date Dallas County had nearly 100 human cases.

2012 was the worst year ever for West Nile virus in Texas.

This is the third West Nile case in North Texas.  Tarrant County announced the first in June. Last week, a Denton resident was diagnosed with the illness.

Health officials remind individuals to use repellent, wear long sleeves and pants if outside at dawn and dusk – peak time for mosquitoes.  And drain standing water where mosquitoes may breed.