2 Houstonians with West Nile virus die

Published On: Aug 30 2012 03:42:03 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 06 2012 11:20:44 AM CDT
HOUSTON -

Two more Houstonians diagnosed with West Nile virus have died.

The city of Houston's Health and Human Services Department said a northeast Houston woman between the ages of 55 and 74 and a southwest Houston man between the ages of 55 and 74 have died.

There has been one previous death, a southwest Houston man between the ages of 75 and 84.

Last year, the number of West Nile deaths in the city of Houston was zero.

There have been 27 fatal cases in Texas in 2012, including the three in Houston. Eleven of those deaths were in Dallas County.

The other 10 Houstonians diagnosed with West Nile virus are:

Most people become infected within three to 10 days of a bite from an infected mosquito.

Symptoms include fever, headache, body tremors and visual problems.

Doctors said if you start to feel any of these things you should seek medical help right away.