8th West Nile Virsus related death in Dallas County, plus tips on how to avoid WNV

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed the county’s eighth West Nile Virus related death in Dallas County. DCHHS has been notified that a patient who lived in zip code 75229 was diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease and died.

For medical confidentiality and personal privacy reasons, DCHHS does not provide additional identifying information.

The best way to avoid exposure to West Nile Virus is to practice the four Ds:
–Use Insect repellents that contain DEET
–Drain any standing water
–Dress in long, loose and light-colored clothing and
–Take extra care to use repellent and protective clothing from Dusk to Dawn.

To report or inquire about mosquito activity in Dallas County, contact 214-819-2115.

For more up-do-date information regarding West Nile Watch visit http://www.dallascounty.org/department/hhs/home.html.

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