Third Lubbock case of West Nile now confirmed - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Third Lubbock case of West Nile now confirmed

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

At first City of Lubbock officials on Wednesday said there was not a third case of West Nile Virus.  But then on Wednesday evening the city clarified its position to say, yes, a third case has been confirmed.  

The first is a 70-year-old male.  The second is a 50-year-old female.  Age and gender information on the third person was not readily available according to a spokesperson for the city. 

West Nile can be deadly but so far the Lubbock cases are not fatal.  By contrast there have been a number of deaths statewide this year including one as nearby as Andrews County.  The virus cannot be spread from person to person but instead is carried by mosquitos.

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