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West Nile virus kills 17 in Texas

08-16-2012 18:14 BJT

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The spread of the West Nile virus is speeding up in the southwestern US state of Texas. So far, 17 deaths are blamed on the mosquito-borne disease.

The latest data shows 465 people have fallen ill since the start of the year. The virus is on track to have the most serious cases in 8 years. Texas authorities are preparing to distribute two thousand bottles of mosquito repellent. Severe symptoms of the virus include headaches, high fever and disorientation.


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