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The Houston Health Department has reported five additional cases of West Nile Virus bringing the city total to 43. Galveston County is reporting it’s first case of West Nile Virus this year.

According to reports, a man between the ages of 45 and 50 years old fell ill in what is being considered by state health officials as a probable case of West Nile Virus.

In Harris County, the numbers are holding steady at 16 for a total of 59 cases in Houston and Harris County. Three deaths so far have been attributed to the West Nile virus in Houston and none in Harris County.

Statewide two more West Nile Virus deaths have been reported in north Texas. Health officials say a Fort Worth man in his late 70s with underlying medical conditions is the sixth death related to the virus in Tarrant County this year.

Dallas county health officials say a man in his 60s also with prior medical conditions is the 15th such death there; that brings the 2012 West Nile Virus death toll in Texas to 50 and the total number of cases stands at 1127. Listen below for additional details:

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