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Denton County Confirms Second WNV Death

By Greg Janda
|  Friday, Aug 24, 2012  |  Updated 6:34 PM CDT
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Second WNV Death in Denton Co.

AP

The Denton County Health Department confirmed the second death of a patient who had contracted the West Nile virus.

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The Denton County Health Department confirmed the second death of a patient who had contracted West Nile virus.

Health officials say the patient was a woman in her 80s and had underlying health conditions.

DCHD said the patient lived in Carrollton in zip code 75010.

Denton County declared a state of emergency on Wednesday because of the West Nile virus outbreak of West Nile in North Texas.

Cities have until Tuesday to decide to join in the county's aerial-spraying effort.

Denton County had 118 human cases of West Nile virus as of Thursday, more cases per capita than any other county.


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