Third Human Case of West Nile Infection in Dallas County

A Dallas County resident has been diagnosed with West Nile fever, health officials said Monday.

The Dallas County Health and Human Services department said the person, who lives in the 75228 ZIP code, has the county's third confirmed case of West Nile infection of the 2016 season.

Additional identifying information about the person was not released.

In June, DCHHS said the first human case of West Nile virus in Dallas County involved an Irving resident in the 75060 ZIP code.

Tarrant County health officials confirmed their first human West Nile virus case of the season on Wednesday.

How to Protect Yourself From Mosquito Bites
  • Dress in long sleeves, pants when outside: For extra protection, spray thin clothing with repellent.
  • DEET: Make sure this ingredient is in your insect repellent.
  • Drain standing water in your yard and neighborhood: Mosquitoes can develop in any water stagnant for more than three days.

It has been recommended in the past that to avoid mosquito bites you should avoid being outdoors during Dusk and Dawn (the 4 Ds). While this is true for mosquitoes that commonly carry the West Nile virus, other types of mosquitoes that are more likely to carry Zika, dengue and chikungunya are active during the day. When outdoors, no matter what time of day, adjust your dress accordingly and wear insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus as your first line of defense against insect bites.

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