Henderson County sees third case of West Nile

Posted by : admin | On : September 20, 2012

By Michael V. Hannigan
The News Staff

The Texas Department of State Health Services has confirmed a third instance of human West Nile Virus in Henderson County for 2012.

An official from the agency said the case was reported Thursday, Sept. 13. The agency could not say in what part of the county the case occurred.

The new case is the milder West Nile fever. This year, the county has seen two cases of West Nile fever and one case of the more serious West Nile neuroinvasive disease.

This marks the most confirmed human cases of West Nile in the county since the disease was discovered in the United States in 1999. The only two other confirmed cases of human infection in Henderson County came in 2005, according to state records.


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