3 more human case of West Nile virus diagnosed in Houston

Published On: Aug 08 2012 03:17:34 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 06 2012 11:24:25 AM CDT

Aug. 8, 2012: Three more Houstonians have been diagnosed with West Nile virus. That brings the total to seven, and one of those has died. Mary Lee reports.

HOUSTON -

Three new human West Nile virus cases have been reported in Houston.

According to the city of Houston Health Department, the new cases have been diagnosed in:

  • a northeast Houston woman between the ages of 35 and 44
  • a northwest Houston woman between the ages of 55 and 74
  • a northwest Houston man between the ages of 55 and 74

Those three cases bring the total human cases in the city to seven. One of the cases has been fatal.

A southwest Houston man between the ages of 75 and 84 died on Aug. 1.

The other people diagnosed with West Nile virus are:

  • a northeast Houston woman between the ages of 55 and 74
  • a southeast Houston woman between the ages of 55 and 74
  • a southeast Houston woman between the ages of 45 and 54

Most people become infected within three to 10 days of a bite from an infected mosquito.

Symptoms include fever, headache, body tremors and visual problems.

According to doctors, if you start to feel any of these things to seek medical help, right away.

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