By Camaron Abundes
A deadly mosquito bite in Ector County may have you running out for insect repellent. Health Department officials confirm an autopsy proved a death in September was a direct result of the West Nile Virus.
"Its taken a while to do an autopsy and confirm, what was actually diagnosed as a death," Kathy Parker, BS Zoonosis Control Specialist.
There are also two other confirmed cases, in the basin, of West Nile that didn't result in death. Despite the death connected to the virus cooler weather will mean fewer mosquitos, but there are still measures you can take to protect yourself.