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Two More Cases of West Nile Appear in Lubbock

The City of Lubbock announced this afternoon that two more cases of neuroinvasive West Nile Virus

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have been confirmed.

The two new cases are both women and both over the age of 50. Neither woman had travelled outside of Lubbock in the two weeks before the onset of the illness.

This now makes the total of West Nile Cases in Lubbock at 6. Yesterday, the city announced another woman over the age of 50 had contracted to virus and now makes this the 7th new case of neuroinvasive West Nile.

The neuroinvasive version of the disease is the most serious type of the disease and include headaches, neck stiffness, high fever, disorientation and convulsions.

For more information on the virus, visit the Center for Disease Control website here.

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