Sixth victim dies from West Nile in Tarrant County, 15th dies in Dallas County

West Nile virus

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Dallas County health officials say more than half of trapped mosquitoes are infected with the West Nile virus.

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by MATT GOODMAN

WFAA

Posted on September 11, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 11 at 5:19 PM

FORT WORTH – Two more North Texans have died from complications related to the West Nile virus.

This marks the sixth death in Tarrant County and the 15th in Dallas County this summer. Both had underlying conditions.

The Tarrant County man was in his seventies and lived in Fort Worth, county spokeswoman Vanessa Joseph said in an email release. In Dallas County, the man was in his 60s and lived in the 75052 ZIP code, which is in Grand Prairie in southwest Dallas County.

There have been 252 human cases diagnosed so far this summer in Tarrant County, compared to 347 in Dallas County, 157 in Denton County and 68 in Collin County. 

On Monday, Tarrant began ground spraying for West Nile in unincorporated areas. County officials have not decided to aerial spray for mosquitoes carrying the virus.

Email mgoodman@wfaa.com

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