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First case of Texas 2022 West Nile detected in Dallas

DALLAS – The first case of West Nile virus in Texas has been confirmed in 2022. Dallas County Human and Health Services has reported that a Dallas County resident has been diagnosed with the virus.

West Nile virus is transmitted through mosquito bites, and although most people who contract the virus do not get sick, about 20% develop symptoms that include fatigue, headache, and fever. According to the Texas State Department of Health Services, less than 1% of people who contract the virus will have more severe symptoms if it affects the nervous system. These symptoms include seizures, tremors, seizures, and even death.

To protect yourself from being bitten by mosquitoes, there are three steps to follow:

  1. Wear long sleeves and pants. Cover exposed skin.
  2. Apply insect repellent. EPA-registered repellents containing DEET.
  3. Remove stagnant water as mosquitoes can breed in them. This includes buckets, trash, tires and pots.

You can keep mosquitoes out of your home by turning on the air conditioning and making sure your windows and door screens are intact.

There were 112 cases of West Nile virus in Texas last year and 14 deaths

First case of Texas 2022 West Nile detected in Dallas

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