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The West Nile Virus is Back in Lubbock

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This year’s outbreak of West Nile Virus across the state has now made its way to Lubbock.  The City of Lubbock Health Department confirmed that a 70 year-old man has contracted the virus.  There may be two other people with the virus in the county. So far, 26 people across the state have died of West Nile Virus this year.

Lubbock Vector Control staff have been spraying for mosquitoes the majority of this year and have increased spraying around areas where West Nile Virus-positive mosquitoes have been detected.

According to the health department, symptoms can develop within 3 to 14 days and can last from 3 to 6 days. The symptoms can be mild to severe, starting with fever, and any of the following: weakness, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, eye pain, headache, muscle aches, rash and swollen glands. The elderly and those with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of developing severe WNV symptoms.

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