Oak Cliff has first West Nile case of season

Anopheles_stephensiDallas County Health and Human Services announced that someone living in the 75224 area code has been diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease.

It is the first human case of West Nile Virus in Dallas in the 2013 season, which started in May. Although it is unknown where the person contracted the virus, he or she lives in Elmwood, according to a newsletter from Councilman Scott Griggs.

Since last year, the county has tripled the number of mosquito traps to 90, and mosquito spraying has been frequent.

Here is a link to more information about mosquitoes and West Nile Virus from Dallas County.

By |2013-08-20T15:03:58-05:00August 20th, 2013|Health and Fitness, News|10 Comments

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  1. S Johnson August 23, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Ron…Really? What are you REALLY mad about. Couldn’t just be about a prayer comment or who calls a neighborhood what. Get some real problems and then give us a post why don’t you. With the exception of the prayer comment this S+&*% is trivial in the grand scheme of things.

  2. Stacy August 23, 2013 at 5:12 AM

    My prayers for this person’s recovery!

  3. Katanna Truelove Usrey August 22, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    Mr. Patterson, I refuse to stoop to your level with a rude response. So I hope you have a nice day and be happy!!!

  4. Ron Patterson August 22, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    What the hell does a comment have to do with religious nonsense?

  5. Rachel Stone August 21, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    This story says Elmwood, which is pretty specific and definitely in Oak Cliff.

  6. Ron Patterson August 21, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    How is it that like the Morning News always says that any place on the side of the river is OC? Just like that murder the other night on lower Greenvile they called Oak Lawn. Now every reference to places like Red Bird is called OC. No way, every neighbrhood all the way to I20 is OC. Call a neighborhood what it really is. On the otherside of the river, you have Lakewood, Oaklawn, Knox-Henderson, White Rock, Casa Linda, et, but not over here.

  7. T August 20, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Elmwood is in Oak Cliff.

  8. Rachel Stone August 20, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    What do you mean?

  9. Ron Patterson August 20, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    This is not Oak Cliff!

  10. Katanna Truelove Usrey August 20, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    I live in Elmwood. I am praying for this person.

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