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2 More Texas West Nile Fever Deaths Reported

Updated: Friday, September 7 2012, 12:50 PM CDT

(AP) -- Two more deaths have brought the Texas West Nile fever death toll to at least 33 this year.

Montague County officials reported this week that a 75-year-old Bowie man died Aug. 12. Meanwhile, health officials say a Nueces County woman described as between 45 and 60 years old died Monday of West Nile fever.

Both were said to have had underlying medical conditions.

Texas has been a hotbed of West Nile fever spread by a virus carried by mosquitoes. At least 20 of the 33 reported Texas deaths have occurred in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with at least 12 in Dallas County alone.

Mosquitoes spread the virus from birds to people. Severe symptoms including neck stiffness, disorientation, coma and paralysis.2 More Texas West Nile Fever Deaths Reported


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