Kevin Cokely, NBC 5 News
A North Richland Hills woman in her 30s with underlying medical conditions who contracted the neuroinvasive form of West Nile virus has died, Tarrant County health officials say.
The Tarrant County health department said Tuesday that a North Richland Hills woman with West Nile virus has died.
The victim was a woman in her 30s with underlying medical conditions, Tarrant County Public Health said. Her case of the neuroinvasive form of West Nile virus was first reported two months ago.
In North Texas, a total of 39 people have died after contracting the disease.
More than 1,000 human cases of the disease have been reported in the North Texas area this year.
West Nile Virus 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.
North Texas health officials are urging residents to:
NBC 5's Kevin Cokely contributed to this report.