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How -- public health emergency in Texas eighteen are dead from West Nile Virus.
And health officials are trying to contain a very serious outbreak -- Obama has details from our breaking news desk where.
Well John this is a major problem for people in one of the most populated areas of the state and for the health officials who -- trying to keep everybody safe.
Public health emergencies as you mentioned have been declared in that.
Really just allows local officials to tap -- state resources as they look for ways to combat the threat of these mosquitoes.
This as a tenth person in Dallas County alone is now died as a result of one of these insects.
The mosquitoes carry the West Nile Virus in people in Texas have been most at risk of anywhere in the country.
Cases in Dallas County alone Tarrant County nearby reported another west Nile death.
As a major outbreak.
That's why we're declaring that there's a disaster here we need to make sure that people do all they can do to protect themselves.
In some areas officials are sprained both from the air.
And from the ground but a lot of people say that's not always the best line of defense so what can people do.
Well here are a few tips first of all use insect repellents Wear long sleeves and -- and pants from dawn to dusk.
Don't -- standing water on your property like.
Flower pots and buckets and kiddie pools outside install or repair any windows and door screens to keep the mosquitoes out.
And use air conditioning whenever possible.
Those most at risk John are younger people older people.
And people with compromised immune systems state officials say that at this pace Texas is looking at what will probably be the worst west Nile year ever.
So everyone should take this very seriously back to you and scary just an ordinary mosquito bite computer -- that's right reforma --
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