Two New Cases of West Nile Reported in the Basin

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Two more cases of West Nile Virus have turned up in West Texas.

One case is in Martin County and the other was in Dawson County.

That brings the total number of cases to 22.

Andrews County leads the pack with nine cases of the virus and one death, Ector County and Midland County have each had one death from West Nile.

So far, so good for Howard County as they haven't had any cases thus far.

This is the worst year on record for the lone star state as a whole as 48 deaths have been reported this summer alone due to the West Nile Virus.

Health officials only expect it to get worse.

Even though the height of mosquito season is over, infections take a few weeks to show up and are expected to continue into next month.