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New Case of Neuroinvasive West Nile Virus Identified in Lubbock

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A new case of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in the Hub City.

According to a press release Monday afternoon, the City of Lubbock has confirmed another case of neuroinvasive West Nile Virus.

The victim is a 50-70 year-old male who did travel outside of Lubbock County in the two weeks prior to the onset of the illness.

So far, 10 cases of neuroinvasive West Nile Virus have been identified in the city of Lubbock this year.

Neuroinvasive West Nile Virus is the most serious type of the disease, and the lesser form is West Nile Fever. The virus poses a threat to humans, birds, horses, mosquitoes, and some other animals as well, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Symptoms of the neuroinvasive form of West Nile Virus include headache, neck stiffness, high fever, disorientation, muscle weakness, and convulsions.

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