DALLAS (AP) — Health officials say it's the worst year ever for West Nile in Texas, which has seen nearly half the country's deaths from the virus this year.
Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner David Lakey said Wednesday that at least 40 people have died from the virus in Texas. The state has recorded at least 495 cases of neuroinvasive West Nile, the most serious form of the illness.
That's already worse than in all of 2003, when Texas had 439 neuroinvasive cases and 40 deaths.
Federal officials say there have been at least 87 deaths nationwide this year.
Lakey says numbers are expected to increase through mid-October. But he says there are indications August marked the peak, especially in the hard-hit North Texas area that includes Dallas and Fort Worth.
A Playboy centerfold who snapped a photo of a naked 71-year-old woman in a gym locker room and posted it on social media with insults about the woman's body is expected to appear in court to resolve a criminal...
A Playboy centerfold who snapped a photo of a naked 71-year-old woman in a gym locker room and posted it on social media with insults about the woman's body is expected to appear in court to resolve a criminal charge in Los Angeles.
The meeting could provide powerful imagery to Catholic voters back in the United States as well as the possibility for conflict between a president and a pope who have not often seen eye-to-eye.
The Congressional Budget Office planned to release its estimate Wednesday of what impact the GOP's House-passed health care overhaul would have on coverage and premiums.
Trump on Tuesday released a 10-year budget plan containing jarring, politically unrealistic cuts to the social safety net and a broad swath of domestic programs.