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First Human Case of West Nile Fever in Garland



    First Human Case of West Nile Fever in Garland

    The Garland Health Department confirms the city's first case of West Nile fever this year. West Nile fever is the less severe form of West Nile virus, which is more common in humans.

    On Monday, Garland said the adult lives in the 2900 block of Newburyport Avenue, a neighborhood just east of Jupiter Road and west of the President George Bush Turnpike.

    Monday night, if it stays dry and not too windy, the City of Garland will be spraying to kill adult mosquitoes in the area between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Tuesday.

    This marks the fifth case of West Nile in a human in Dallas County this year.

    Garland said a pool of mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus on Friday, September 6, but the health director said he didn't believe the cases were related.

    Dallas County Health Department officials warn even though summer is almost over, it's still possible to become infected.

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