DALLAS — A 10th Dallas County resident's death this year has been blamed on the West Nile virus.
A Monday statement from Dallas County Health and Human Services says a person living in north Dallas died from a severe form of West Nile disease.
As of the most recent count, 190 human cases of the virus have been confirmed in Dallas County.
Also Monday, health officials in nearby Tarrant County confirmed a second West Nile death. A public health statement says the victim was a Fort Worth man in his 80s with underlying medical conditions.
Texas, especially around the Dallas area, has seen the bulk of the nation's cases. Mosquitoes spread the virus from birds to people. One in 150 infected people develop severe symptoms including neck stiffness, disorientation, coma and paralysis.