GAINESVILLE, Texas (AP) — In a Sept. 10 story about West Nile virus deaths in Texas this year, The Associated Press erroneously referred to the current death toll of at least 48 people as being for 2011. That figure refers to the 2012 death toll.
A corrected version of the story is below:
At least 48 dead from West Nile in Texas
Cooke County reports 3rd West Nile death in Red River counties; state toll to at least 48
GAINESVILLE, Texas (AP) — A third death from West Nile virus has been reported from a Texas Red River county.
Cooke County has reported the West Nile death of a 76-year-old man who lived in the southwestern part of Gainesville. Cooke County Emergency Manager Ray Fletcher tells KXII-TV (http://bit.ly/QfWevW ) of Ardmore, Okla., and Sherman, Texas, that he was the first county resident to die of the mosquito-borne virus.
West Nile deaths also have been reported from two other Red River counties in Texas. One each has been confirmed in Montague (mahn-TAYG') and Lamar counties.
That brings the 2012 West Nile death toll statewide to at least 48. This is the worst year ever for West Nile in Texas, which has about half of the nation's deaths from the illness.
Information from: KXII-TV, http://www.kxii.com