Dallas County sees 17th West Nile-related death

Aerial spraying

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Planes depart to spray for West Nile virus over Dallas County



Posted on September 25, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 25 at 4:44 PM

IRVING -- Dallas County Health and Human Services confirmed the 17th West Nile-related death in the county on Tuesday.

The health department said a patient in ZIP code 75043, which is in Garland, was diagnosed with West Nile neuroinvasive disease and died.

It is the second death in the county since health officials announced that no mosquitoes in the county had tested positive for the virus in two weeks.

Health and Human Services Director Zach Thompson advises residents follow the four D’s to further protect themselves from mosquito bites.

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