West Nile Virus: What You Need To Know

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It’s the worst year ever for West Nile virus in Texas, which has seen about half of the country’s deaths from the illness this year, according to health officials.

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At least 43 people have died from the virus in Texas, and the state has recorded at least 510 cases of neuroinvasive West Nile, considered the most serious form of the illness because it affects the nervous system, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.