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6 new cases of West Nile reported in Gregg, Smith, Van Zandt Counties

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The number of West Nile cases is on the rise once again.

As of 4:45 Monday afternoon, the Northeast Texas Public Health District is reporting six total cases in Gregg County, one in Henderson County, four in Smith County and 3 in Van Zandt County.

This is a total of six new cases of West Nile in East Texas, bringing the grand total of West Nile cases in East Texas, for both fever and virus, to 25.

According to NETHealth, each of the cases are human.

NETHealth serves Anderson, Gregg, Henderson, Rains, Smith, Van Zandt and Wood Counties.

Anderson, Rains, and Wood Counties do not have any confirmed cases of West Nile.

Angelina County is reporting a total of 6 West Nile cases; Harrison County has one; Lamar County has two West Nile Fever cases confirmed; Panola and Rusk Counties are each reporting one confirmed case of West Nile Virus;

2012 is the worst year for West Nile in Texas ever, and we're only halfway through the season. Last week, a man from Gregg County died from the West Nile neuroinvasive disease.

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