Amanda Guerra, NBC 5 News
A man in his 30s, with underlying health conditions died from complications from West Nile virus.
Tarrant County Public Health reported its first death associated with West Nile virus in 2013.
The victim is described as a south Fort Worth man in his 30s with underlying medical conditions.
He was one of the four human cases of West Nile virus previously reported by the county, compared with 260 in 2012.
At this time last year 11 deaths had been reported. "Even then one death is too many and it is unfortunate," said Dr. Anita Kurian with the Tarrant County Health Department.
Although cooler temperatures may be right around the corner, Kurian says positive West Nile mosquito samples continue to come in and so do human cases.
"In the past we've received cases all the way to November, December," said Kurian. "So as long as we continue to have warm temperatures, the threat remains."
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states, "The easiest and best way to avoid WNV is to prevent mosquito bites.
NBC 5's Amanda Guerra contributed to this report.