Two more human cases of West Nile found in Denton County

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Posted on June 26, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 26 at 6:00 PM

DENTON — The Denton County Health Department has confirmed another two human cases of West Nile virus Tuesday, bringing the year's total to three in that county.

Both cases are within the City of Denton, but no further information will be released due to confidentiality reasons.

The city will spray for mosquitoes for the the first time in 15 years this Saturday. Officials said they will be spraying in northwest Denton, near the fairgrounds.

“Not every mosquito carries the virus, and less than 1 percent of the bites from mosquitoes that do have the virus actually cause serious illness,” said DCHD Chief Epidemiologist Juan Rodriguez in a news release. “But West Nile illness does exist in Denton County, and it’s a good idea to reduce the risk by eliminating mosquito hatching grounds and by minimizing exposure to mosquitoes.”

More information can be found at the Denton County West Nile virus webpage.

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