Possible Human Case of West Nile Virus on South Plains - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/24/02

Possible Human Case of West Nile Virus on South Plains

The South Plains may have its first human case of the West Nile Virus. Last week, doctors conducted preliminary tests on an 84 year-old Plainview man, and those tests came back positive for West Nile. However, it is up to the Centers for Disease Control to confirm the result.

"This is not the first instance where we've had a preliminary test result tell us a person has had exposure to West Nile," said Karen McDonald, a zoonosis specialist. "But we have not reported we've had cases in the region, because further testing concluded that this was not a case of West Nile."

McDonald says they have received numerous reports of West Nile exposure in humans, but so far, nobody has been diagnosed with the virus. She does say, however, that about 210 horses have been infected with the West Nile virus in the Lubbock area.

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