As of Tuesday, Lubbock County had a total of 9 cases of West Nile. That’s the third highest number behind El Paso and Dallas Counties.
LUBBOCK, TX -- As of Tuesday, Lubbock County had a total of 9 cases of West Nile. That’s the third highest number behind El Paso County with 14 cases and Dallas County with 13 cases.
Three Lubbock County cases were the more serious West Nile Neuro-invasive Disease. Six cases were the less serious West Nile Fever.
The virus killed one person in Lubbock County in 2013. Nine people died of West Nile statewide – three of them from the South Plains. The total number of human cases for 2013 statewide was 136. West Nile is transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes.
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