Dallas County reports 2nd West Nile virus-related death


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DALLAS (AP) — Health officials say a fifth person has died in Texas this year after contracting the West Nile virus, with two victims in the Dallas area.

Dallas County Health and Human Services on Friday announced an elderly person died in Irving. Officials didn't provide gender of the octogenarian or the date of death. Dallas city officials on Tuesday announced the West Nile-related death of a person who lived near White Rock Lock.

The El Paso Department of Health on Thursday announced the death of an 89-year-old man from West Nile virus-related complications.

Tarrant County reported a West Nile-related death on Aug. 8. Kleberg County reported a death earlier this month related to West Nile virus.

Health authorities say Texas last year had 379 human West Nile virus cases, with six deaths.

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