West Nile virus confirmed here

August 18, 2012

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The first case of a Hood County resident contracting West Nile Virus was confirmed when test results were received on Monday, Aug. 13, officials said.

Hood County Environmental Health Director James McAusland said the infected person is a male who is being treated in a Tarrant County hospital.

“A doctor in Fort Worth confirmed one of his patients that lived in Hood County had contracted West Nile,” said McAusland, who presented the information to the Hood County Commissioners at their Tuesday night meeting.


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