21 Human Cases of West Nile Iillness in Texas in 2013

AUSTIN, September 2, 2013 - West Nile is a mosquito-borne virus. There are two forms of the illness, West Nile neuroinvasive disease (WNND) and West Nile fever (WN fever). The symptoms of severe infection from West Nile neuroinvasive disease include headache, high fever, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness and paralysis. West Nile fever is the milder form of the illness. Symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, and occasionally a skin rash on the trunk of the body and swollen lymph glands.

DSHS reminds Texans to reduce the risk of exposure by eliminating standing water and other mosquito breeding areas; making sure door, porch and window screens are in good condition; and using a repellent that contains DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535 when outdoors.

Human West Nile Cases By County for 2013

County Deaths WNND WN Fever Total Cases
Angelina 0 1 0 1
Anderson 0 1 0 1
Carson 0 0 1 1
Coke 0 1 0 1
Collin 0 0 2 2
Dallas 0 2 2 4
Denton 0 0 1 1
El Paso 0 1 0 1
Glasscock 0 1 0 1
Howard 0 3 1 4
Jefferson 0 0 1 1
Johnson 0 0 1 1
Montgomery 0 1 0 1
Tarrant 0 0 1 1
Totals 0 11 10 21
 

 

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