Two more cases of West Nile virus reported in Tarrant County

Posted Wednesday, Nov. 06, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Two more Tarrant County residents — one in Fort Worth, one in Arlington — have been infected with the West Nile virus, Tarrant County public health officials reported Wednesday.

A Fort Worth woman in her 30s has West Nile fever, and an Arlington woman in her late 60s has West Nile neuroinvasive disease, a news release said.

The two new cases bring the year’s total for the county to nine.

Two of the people have died. They were a Fort Worth man in his 30s and a south Arlington man in his late 70s, both of whom had “underlying medical conditions,” officials said.

“Residents are encouraged to remain vigilant regarding West Nile Virus,” the agency said in a news release. — Bill Miller

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684 Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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