GREENVILLE - But the rate at which officials are diagnosing the illness is slowing, with this latest case the first within the last 10 days.
The latest figures from the Hunt County Health Department indicates that distribution of insecticide may be helping to slow the pace of the West Nile virus.
Mayor Scotty Stegall tells The Cooper Review's Cindy Roller that Noble Pest will administer the product throughout the city beginning next Tuesday, Sept. 18 and do so again two weeks later on Oct. 2.
We appear to be removed from the peak West Nile season, but cities are continuing efforts to minimize the mosquito population with ground spraying in our region.
As Texas deals with one of the biggest outbreaks of West Nile in the state's history, its neighbor to the north, Oklahoma, has recorded its highest number of West Nile virus cases ever.
HUNT COUNTY - Fewer cases of people being infected with the West Nile virus are being reported in Hunt County.
A man from Lamar County with underlying health conditions has died from the neural-invasive strain of the West Nile virus, a health official says.
BONHAM - At least one confirmed case of the West Nile virus has been detected in the city and three cases in Fannin County are under review.
SULPHUR SPRINGS - It is the first confirmed case of a human infected with the West Nile virus in Hopkins County this year. Reports show the victim is from Sulphur Springs.
BONHAM - They’ll join area cities like Commerce and Greenville that are routinely providing the service.