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Plano Confirms 8th Case of West Nile Virus

Patient lives in zip code 75023

By Frank Heinz
|  Friday, Aug 10, 2012  |  Updated 10:44 AM CDT
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Plano Confirms 8th Case of West Nile Virus

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Plano is reporting an eighth case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in the Collin County Health Department.

The patient lives in zip code 75023.  Due to confidentiality reasons, no further information will be revealed about the patient.

Plano says the city's Environmental Health Department continues to monitoring for mosquito activity and apply mosquito larvicide and spray.

West Nile Facts

Most people bitten by a West Nile virus-infected mosquito will not show any symptoms. Symptoms, if they appear, are fever, headache, nausea, body aches, swollen lymph nodes and skin rashes.

Fewer than 1 percent of those infected with West Nile virus experience the serious form of the illness. Serious symptoms include high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, disorientation, tremors or convulsions, vision loss, muscle weakness and numbness or paralysis.

Both Dallas and Richardson are urging residents to:

 

  • Drain standing water around their homes to reduce mosquito breeding grounds.
  • Dress in pants and long sleeves when outside, but avoid becoming too hot.
  • Apply an insect repellent that contains DEET to exposed skin and to clothing when outdoors.
  • Stay indoors at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.

 

The Town of Flower Mound will conduct spraying operations in the approximate one-half square-mile radius surrounding the specified areas on Monday Aug. 6, between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Spraying operations may be rescheduled to the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 7 if weather conditions are not suitable.


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Click here for complete coverage of the outbreak of West Nile virus in North Texas. Find updated numbers of human cases, spraying schedules, and more FAQs about the disease.

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