Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- ICE BLOG: As North Texas Warms Up, Costs Of Storm Pile Up; Is Another Blast Of Arctic Air Coming?
- 'Moguls For Cars:' What’s This Cobblestone Ice That’s Covering North Texas Roads?
- 11 Ways We're Turning The Nasty Ice Storm Into A Whimsical Winter Wonderland
- More Earthquakes Keep Jolting North Texas -- Quakes Recorded Sunday, Monday Morning
- Frequent Earthquakes In North Texas Rattle Azle Residents In Epicenter
Fri May 24, 2013
Texas Reports First West Nile Virus Case
Texas has its first human case of West Nile Virus this season.
The Texas Department of State Health Services says the patient is an adult male from Anderson County, in East Texas. Officials say the patient is recovering from the more serious neuroinvasive form of the disease.
Last year, Texas reported more than 1800 human cases of West Nile, and 89 deaths. The Dallas-Fort Worth area accounted for about 50% of the state’s cases of the mosquito transmitted illness.
Last year, the worst West Nile year ever, Dallas County reported its first human case in late June.