Dallas mayor declares emergency over West Nile virusSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 03:20
Dallas mayor declares emergency over West Nile virus
By Marice Richter
DALLAS | Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:11pm EDT
DALLAS (Reuters) - The mayor of Dallas declared a state of emergency in the ninth largest U.S. city on Wednesday to combat the spread of West Nile virus infections, which have been more prevalent than usual in Texas and other states this year.
There have been more cases of West Nile virus reported so far this year than any year since the disease was first detected in the United States in 1999, the Centers for Disease Control said on its website.