The City of Lubbock Health Department is confirming a new case of West Nile for a total of 8 cases in the City of Lubbock.
The City says, "the case is a female over 50 years of age. She did not travel outside of Lubbock County in the two weeks prior to the onset of illness." The city's statement says it is a neuroinvasive case, which is more serious than West Nile Fever. West Nile is not transmitted from one person to anther but instead is carried by mosquitoes.
The Texas Department of State Health Services says Lubbock County has 11 confirmed cases but that does not include the most recent report from the City of Lubbock. No reported case in Lubbock or Lubbock County has been fatal. However, on statewide it's a much different story with 61 deaths. At last check DSHS has 1,303 confirmed cases statewide.
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