Dallas County Reports First West Nile Death

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DALLAS — An elderly Dallas County resident infected with West Nile has died.Mosquito

Health officials says the patient, who was in their 80s, lived in the 75214 zip code  and had other medical problems when diagnosed with West Nile.

This makes the first West Nile death for Dallas County this year. Symptoms include fever, headache and muscle aches. It can also cause neurological complications.

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·         DEET All Day, Every Day: Whenever you’re outside, use insect repellents that contain DEET or other EPA approved repellents
·         Dress: Wear long, loose, and light-colored clothing outside.
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·         Dusk & Dawn: Limit outdoor activities during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.