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2 More West Nile Fever Deaths Reported In Texas

Updated: Friday, September 7 2012, 12:49 PM CDT

(AP) -- Health officials say another North Texas resident has died from West Nile fever, bringing the death toll in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to at least 19.

Denton County health officials say a Carrollton woman described as in her 80s died in a hospital Friday from West Nile fever. She's the second West Nile death to be reported in the largely suburban county.

Meanwhile, West Texas has reported its second West Nile death. The Texas Department of State Health Services said Friday that an Andrews County resident had died. A previous death had been reported in Concho County.

The state West Nile death toll is at least 30.

Mosquitoes spread the virus from birds to people. Severe symptoms including neck stiffness, disorientation, coma and paralysis.2 More West Nile Fever Deaths Reported In Texas


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