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West Nile virus in the Panhandle

Source: Texas Department of State Health Services Source: Texas Department of State Health Services
RANDALL COUNTY, TX (KFDA) -

Two cases of the West Nile Virus have been reported in the Panhandle. 

There is one case in Randall County and another in Dallam County. 

According to the CDC and The Amarillo Public Health Department the West Nile in Randall is a human case. 

NewsChannel 10 has reached out to the Texas Department of State health services to learn more about the case in Dallam County, but officials have yet to respond to our calls.

West Nile can be found in humans, birds, and horses and is transmitted by infected mosquitoes. 

In most cases that involve people, the patient will not show any signs of illness; however, in some it can result in fever, head and body aches, as well as a skin rash. 

The City of Amarillo wants to remind residents to drain all standing water, dress in long sleeves and pants, and use insect repellent with deet.

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