Dallas confirms first fatal human case of West Nile virus in 2012

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Posted on July 16, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 30 at 3:52 PM

DALLAS - In a news release Monday, they City of Dallas confirmed the first fatal human case of West Nile virus in the area this year.

Sources tell News 8 the unnamed victim was in his or her 60s and had underlying medical conditions.

Weather permitting, the city will be spraying for mosquito control beginning at 10 p.m. Wednesday and concluding at 3 a.m. Thursday in two areas.

The first area, in South Oak Cliff, is bounded by Louisiana Avenue to the north; R.L. Thornton Freeway on the west;  McVey Avenue on the south; and South Denley Avenue on the east.

The second area, in North Dallas, is bounded by Royal Lane to the north;  on the west by the Dallas North Tollway; Park Lane on the south; and Hillcrest Road to the east.

Residents in those areas should avoid contact with the spray and stay indoors during spraying. If you are in your car, leave your windows up and air conditioner on until the spray is no longer visible.

There are eight human cases of the virus in Dallas and 42 mosquito pools that tested positive for the disease.

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