ALLEN - Collin County Health Care Services has confirmed the West Nile-related death of an Allen resident Friday afternoon. It is the first West Nile-related death reported in the city.
County officials will not release more information on the patient to the city, but the City of Allen said there are eight confirmed cases of the West Nile Virus reported in Allen ZIP codes of 75002 and 75013 in 2012.
The city urged citizens to report areas of stagnant water or concern by calling 214-509-4160.
There are 64 West Nile virus cases in Collin County, compared to 154 human cases in Denton County, 244 in Tarrant County and 341 in Dallas County.
More information regarding West Nile virus and mosquito control precautions is available on the Collin County Health Care Services web page.