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11th West Nile Death in Dallas County

Patient lived in zip code 75225

By Frank Heinz
|  Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012  |  Updated 11:51 PM CDT
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Dallas County reported its 11th West Nile virus-related death on Tuesday. The victim was an 80-year-old woman who lived in a zip code that covers parts of University Park and Dallas.

Brian Curtis, NBC 5 News

Dallas County reported its 11th West Nile virus-related death on Tuesday. The victim was an 80-year-old woman who lived in a zip code that covers parts of University Park and Dallas.

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An 11th person has died in Dallas County after contracting West Nile virus.

The patient, a woman in her 80s, lived in zip code 75225 and had the neuroinvasive form of the disease, Dallas County Health and Human Services said Tuesday.

Due to patient confidentiality, no further information is expected to be released.

As of Aug. 20, 262 people have been sickened by West Nile virus in Dallas County.  More than 600 have contracted the virus across North Texas this summer.

Since Aug. 16, the county has been spraying for mosquitoes by air and ground.  On Tuesday, five additional cities opted in for future aerial spraying campaigns.

Find complete coverage of the outbreak of West Nile virus in North Texas in our special section.


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