Waller County resident with West Nile virus dies

Published On: Sep 14 2012 04:02:10 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 14 2012 05:53:47 PM CDT

Sept. 14, 2012: Six people in southeast Texas have died from West Nile virus and more cases are being diagnosed each week. Health officials say people need to take precautions to prevent themselves from getting the virus. Irika Sargent reports.

HOUSTON -

A Waller County resident diagnosed with West Nile virus has died.

Officials have not released information about the patient.

The city of Houston has reported that there are two more human cases, bringing the total this year to 51. They involve:

  • a southwest Houston man between the ages of 45 and 54
  • a northwest Houston man between the ages of 45 and 54

Four deaths have been reported in Houston.

Five new human cases have been reported in Harris County, bringing the total this year to 21. The most recent cases involve:

  • a southeast Harris County man between the ages of 25 and 34
  • a northwest Harris County woman between the ages of 55 and 74
  • a northwest Harris County man between the ages of 75 and 94
  • a northeast Harris County man between the ages of 55 and 74
  • an east Harris County woman between the ages of 75 and 94

Symptoms of West Nile virus include fever, headache, body tremors and visual problems. For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website.

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