West Nile deaths reported in Dallas, Tarrant counties

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Posted on August 13, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 13 at 6:16 PM

DALLAS — As North Texas health officials prepare to mount an aerial campaign against disease-carrying mosquitoes, two more deaths have been linked to West Nile virus.

The Dallas County Health Department confirmed its 10th West Nile fatality on Monday.

The patient lived in ZIP code 75229, which is in the Preston Hollow area. A source told News 8 the patient was a woman in her 90s.

Late Monday afternoon, Tarrant County Public Health announced the county's second West Nile-related death involving a Fort Worth resident in his 80s with underlying medical conditions.

There have now been 14 deaths linked to the West Nile virus in North Texas this year.

Dallas County remains the epicenter of the West Nile epidemic with 190 confirmed cases. There are a total of 449 cases reported in the four-county area.

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