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West Nile Virus Spreads At Alarming Rate

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POSTED: Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 6:58pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 6, 2012 - 12:49pm

Health officials warn the West Nile virus is spreading at an alarming rate.
Right now, at least 80 % of the infections are in Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Houston reported its first West Nile death yesterday. This is the biggest spike since 2004, with at least 241 cases reported nationwide, including four deaths.
Symptoms include fever, body aches, diarrhea, or rash. there are no medications to treat West Nile, and no vaccines.

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There already have been 6 deaths in Dallas County, Texas as of late
Saturday, August 6, and over 125 total cases in this county alone. Someone needs to get their statistics correct. It is far more than this
article indicates.

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