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2nd Person Dies After Contracting West Nile Virus

Person lived in Dallas County, 75205 zip code



    2nd Person Dies After Contracting West Nile Virus
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    A second person has died after contracting West Nile virus in Dallas County.

    The person's death was confirmed by Dallas County Health and Human Services Thursday afternoon. 

    The victim lived in the 75205 zip code and had been diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease.  The exact cause of death for the patient is undetermined due to pre-existing medical conditions.

    Further information about the patient will not be released.

    The county's first fatality was a man in his 60s who lived in the 75204 zip code.

    “Dallas County and our municipal partners are taking the appropriate actions to ensure the safety of our residents,” said Director Zachary Thompson.  “With the widespread nature of West Nile this season, it is imperative that residents also do their part by taking the necessary precautions to avoid exposure to the virus.”

    To date, Dallas County has a total of 26 confirmed cases of West Nile virus.

    To report or inquire about mosquito activity in the Dallas County area, contact 214-819-2115 or visit the DallasCounty.org West Nile virus web page.

    Get tips on symptoms of West Nile and West Nile prevention for Tarrant, Dallas, Denton, Collin and Parker counties here.

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