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West Nile Update

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Texas - Dallas County Health and Human services have confirmed another death from West Nile Virus, bringing the total in Texas' hardest hit county to 14.

Health officials have said this is the worst year ever for West Nile in Texas, which has seen about half of the nation's death from the illness this year.

There have been 1,092 cases reported in Texas, and 47 of those resulting in death.

Officials say there are indications that August marked the peak, but since symptoms can take two weeks to appear, reporting cases lags behind when people became infected.