Fourth West Nile case confirmed in Lubbock County - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Fourth West Nile case confirmed in Lubbock County

A screen capture of the DSHS web site on Monday shows Lubbock County has 2 cases of West Nile Fever and 2 cases of WNV-Neuroinvasive for a total of 4 cases A screen capture of the DSHS web site on Monday shows Lubbock County has 2 cases of West Nile Fever and 2 cases of WNV-Neuroinvasive for a total of 4 cases
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Texas Department of State Health Services says that Lubbock County has four cases of West Nile.  Two of them, according to DSHS, are West Nile Neuroinvasive and two of them West Nile Fever.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, Neuroinvasive is the more serious version. 

The City of Lubbock said Tuesday morning that it only has three confirmed cases.  A spokesperson for DSHS Tuesday would only say the fourth case comes from somewhere in Lubbock County.  She would not specify any of the other smaller cities of Lubbock County. 

Crosby and Dickens Counties have one case each.  Hale County has two.  None of the local cases have been fatal to this point, according to DSHS.

A Texas Tech written statement says, "As of Friday, Lubbock has four confirmed cases of West Nile Virus, he said."   'He' is a reference to Steve Presley, a zoonotic disease researcher and the chairman of the City of Lubbock Board of Health.

"However, because of recent rains, mosquito populations will probably increase as will the likelihood of more infected people," says the TTU statement.     

Copyright 2012 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • The Latest: Shiffrin sets up Olympic showdown with Vonn

    The Latest: Shiffrin sets up Olympic showdown with Vonn

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 8:35 PM EST2018-02-22 01:35:29 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 10:26 PM EST2018-02-22 03:26:53 GMT

    Russian state TV reports that curler Alexander Krushelnitsky will give back his Olympic bronze medal after failing a drug test at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

    Russian state TV reports that curler Alexander Krushelnitsky will give back his Olympic bronze medal after failing a drug test at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

  • 'Fix it!' Gun violence plea to Trump from students, parents

    'Fix it!' Gun violence plea to Trump from students, parents

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:47 AM EST2018-02-21 06:47:03 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 10:26 PM EST2018-02-22 03:26:34 GMT

    On Wednesday, Trump will host a "listening session" that will include people impacted by mass shootings in Parkland, Columbine, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut.

    On Wednesday, Trump will host a "listening session" that will include people impacted by mass shootings in Parkland, Columbine, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut.

  • Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

    Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 1:43 AM EST2018-02-21 06:43:29 GMT
    Wednesday, February 21 2018 10:24 PM EST2018-02-22 03:24:35 GMT

    Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't...

    Students who survived the Florida school shooting are preparing to flood the Capitol pushing to ban the assault-style rifle used to kill 17 people, vowing to make changes in the November election if they can't persuade lawmakers to change law now.

Powered by Frankly