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11th West Nile Virus death in Tarrant County

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Tarrant County Public Health officials are reporting an 11th death due to complications from West Nile Virus.

According to a department spokesman, the victim was a North Richland Hills woman in her 30s who had underlying medical conditions. She was diagnosed with West Nile Virus Neuroinvasive Disease (WNND) in September.

So far, there have been 275 cases of West Nile Virus reported in the county, 175 cases of West Nile Fever, and 100 cases of West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease.

Symptoms of West Nile Virus infection include flu-like illness, moderate to high fever, severe headache, severe muscle and joint aches, nausea and respiratory symptoms.

The Texas Department of Health recommends using a mosquito spray with DEET, wearing long sleeves and pants, and staying inside at dawn and dusk.

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