West Nile Death Confirmed in Duncanville

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Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed the county’s ninth West Nile Virus related death in Dallas County.

DCHHS has been notified that a patient who lived in zip code 75116 was diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease and died.

For medical confidentiality and personal privacy reasons, DCHHS does not provide additional identifying information.

This is the 12th West Nile-related death in North Texas this year.

For more information on the West Nile Virus, and Dallas County’s West Nile Watch 2012, please visit the Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) website.

As was pointed out at last night’s city council meeting by City of Duncanville Health Officer Mike Plemons, the best defense against mosquitoes in the use of an insect repellent containing DEET.

DCHHS recommends the 4 D’s:

  • DEET – Use insect repellents that contain DEET or any other EPA approved insect replellent.
  • Dress – Wear long sleeves/pants, loose and light-colored clothing when outdoors.
  • Drain – Remove all areas of standing water. Change water in wading pools, pet dishes and birdbaths several times a week.
  • Dusk/Dawn – Protect yourself during dusk and dawn hours.