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25 confirmed WNV cases in East Texas

There are now 25 confirmed West Nile cases in the East Texas region.  According to the State Health Services web sites Angelina County and Gregg County have the most confirmed cases of West Nile. A total of nine East Texas counties have patients diagnosed with either the neuroinvasive form of disease or the fever. East Texas Medical Center Emergency Room physician Chris Hable says for most people, it's hard to tell if you have West Nile because the symptoms are not specific. He says the most common symptoms are fevers, headaches, body aches, sometimes rashes and sometimes sore throats... making it difficult to distinguish between West Nile and a cold.  George Roberts, director of the North East Texas Public Health District urges people to take necessary precautions.  Roberts says there is still about six more weeks left in mosquito season.

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