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First Human West Nile Case Of The Year Confirmed In Dallas County


Dallas County Health and Human Services says it's confirmed the first human case of West Nile for 2015.

The patient, who lives in the 75217 zip code, was diagnosed with West Nile Fever.

DCHHS advises residents to take the following precautions:

  • Wear insect repellent containing DEET when going outdoors.
  • Drain or treat all standing water in and around the home.
  • Limit outdoor activities when mosquitos are most active.
  • Wear long, loose and light-colored clothing outside.
Former KERA staffer Krystina Martinez was an assistant producer. She produced local content for Morning Edition and She also produced The Friday Conversation, a weekly series of conversations with North Texas newsmakers. Krystina was also the backup newscaster for the Texas Standard.