Dallas County confirms ninth West Nile death, 12th in N. Texas

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Dallas County confirms ninth West Nile death, 12th in N. Texas

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WFAA

Posted on August 8, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 8 at 5:55 PM

DUNCANVILLE - The Dallas County Health Department confirmed the county's ninth West Nile-related death Wednesday.

The patient was in ZIP code 75116, which is in Duncanville. No more patient information will be released.

It is the 12th West Nile-related death in North Texas this year.

The best way to avoid exposure to West Nile Virus is to practice the four Ds:

  • use Insect repellents that contain DEET
  • Drain any standing water
  • Dress in long, loose and light-colored clothing and
  • take extra care to use repellent and protective clothing from Dusk to Dawn.

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