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    Tarrant County reports eleventh West Nile Virus-associated death

    Contact: Vanassa Joseph, Sr. Public Information Officer; 817-321-5306, cell: 817-401-5967

    vljoseph@tarrantcounty.com

    Tarrant County reports its eleventh West Nile Virus-associated death

     

    (Tarrant County, Texas) . Tarrant County Public Health today reports an eleventh death associated with West Nile Virus (WNV). The death involved a North Richland Hills resident in her 30s, with underlying medical conditions. She was reported as a case of West Nile Virus Neuroinvasive Disease in September.

    To date, Tarrant County has documented 275 cases of West Nile Virus, 175 West Nile Fever, 100 West Nile Virus Neuroinvasive Disease.

    Everyone is at risk of being affected by West Nile Virus, but people age 50 and older are at a higher risk of developing a severe WNV infection. West Nile Virus symptoms include flu-like illness, with moderate to high fever (102 degrees or more), severe headache, severe muscle ache or joint pain, severe eye pain, mental changes, fatigue, nausea and respiratory symptoms. People with symptoms should check with their physician.

    For more information about WNV, visit our West Nile Virus Web page.