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7/24/03

Two Human Cases of West Nile Confirmed in Lubbock

The City of Lubbock Health Department confirmed that two people are being treated for West Nile in Lubbock Thursday. Both victims live inside the Lubbock city limits. Sources say one of those victims is a child.

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The two Lubbock cases bring the total Texas cases of West Nile in humans, this year to seven. Until Thursday, five people had treated for the virus in Texas. Travis, Harris and Dallas Counties have reported one human case each; and Montgomery County has had two human cases this year.

City Press Release on Lubbock West Nile Cases
Read the press release issued by the City of Lubbock concerning the West Nile Virus cases in Lubbock.
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The news comes just two weeks after, the health department found mosquitos from four different areas of Lubbock tested positive for West Nile. The health department is asking that you take measures to prevent West Nile.

Symptoms of West Nile begin with:

  • Headache
  • Fever
  • A Rash on the Trunk of the Body

Then it can develop into neck stiffness, muscle weakness and confusion. But remember, most people don't even know they've been infected with West Nile.

Symptoms develop within three to 14 days of the initial mosquito bite.

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