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West Nile Virus Kills Lubbock Woman

An 80-year-old Lubbock woman’s death is being blamed on the West Nile Virus, the first death in Lubbock of 2013 attributable to the mosquito-borne virus. 

City health officials said the elderly woman who suffered from previous medical condition, died during the third week of September.

As of last week, the Texas Department of Health has confirmed 80 cases of West Nile Virus across the state.

Symptoms of West Nile Virus can range from mild to severe, and can develop two to 14 days after being infected.

Symptoms can include headache, fever, neck stiffness, tremors, seizures or paralysis.

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