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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