Chamber County reports the first case of West Nile Virus in 2018



A case of West Nile virus was reported Saturday in a patient from Chambers County who survived the mosquito-borne disease, according to health officials.

It was the first known case of viruses reported by the Chambers County Public Health Department so far in 2018, the agency said.


The patient, who was not identified, lives in west Chambers County and has since been discharged from a hospital.

To the west, in September, a man from southwest Harris County with underlying chronic diseases died of complications from the virus. It was the second known death of the disease in Texas this year. At least 109 cases in humans have been reported throughout the state.

Chambers County health officer Dr. Clay Brown said they will continue investigating the case, which took place just weeks after the West Nile season ended June through October.


The worst part of West Nile cases in Texas takes place until November and December.


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