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West Nile Virus Threat For Summer In Texas Unknown
Updated: Monday, June 30 2014, 01:00 PM CDT
After several dry years, Texas has finally gotten some good rainfall and along with that comes the specter of disease-carrying mosquitoes.
Heat is the other necessary ingredient but that hasn't been much of a factor yet with Texas coming off a cooler-than-normal May. Experts say June could be the coolest since 2007.
Baylor University biologist Richard Duhrkopf says the cooler temperatures have slowed mosquito breeding.
The threat this summer is unknown. So far the state's health department has had no reports of West Nile virus in humans, though mosquitoes with it have been found in Harris, Montgomery and Dallas counties.
Those who get the virus experience headaches, fever, muscle and joint pain, nausea and fatigue.
The West Nile virus killed 89 people in Texas during 2012.
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