Collin County's fourth human West Nile case confirmed in Plano

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Posted on September 16, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 16 at 5:28 PM

PLANO -- Collin County Health Care Services confirmed the fourth human case of West Nile virus in the county this season Monday afternoon.

The latest case was confirmed in the ZIP code 75025 in Plano, and was West Nile fever, the less-severe form of the virus. So far, every human case in Collin County has been diagnosed as West Nile fever which presents with symptoms similar to influenza in some people.

Plano also confirmed a West Nile-positive mosquito sample was collected the week of Sept. 9 in the area south of 14th Street between Shiloh Road and Park Vista. It was the fifth positive mosquito sample found in Plano this season.

You can call the City of Plano’s West Nile Virus Information Hotline at 972.941.7180 for answers about commonly-asked West Nile virus questions and details about preventative measures, and for more information and updates on Plano's Integrated Mosquito Management Program, click here.

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