Sunday, May 26, 2013

First Case Of West Nile Virus Confirmed In Texas

HOUSTON (CBS Houston)Texas state health officials are urging people to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile virus, after the state confirmed its first case of the illness for the season.

In a report released Friday, The Texas Department of State Health Services stated that the first case of the West Nile illness of the season was confirmed in an adult male from Anderson County.

Reports indicate that the man is recovering from the neuroinvasive form of the disease. There were no other details released about the man.

Last year, Texas reported 1,868 human cases of West Nile illness as well as 89 deaths From the disease.