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Denton County reports third human case of West Nile virus in Flower Mound

County officials reported Monday the third human case of West Nile virus for 2017, a resident of Flower Mound who was recently diagnosed with West Nile fever. 

Most people who are infected with the West Nile virus develop no symptoms or such mild symptoms that they do not feel ill. West Nile fever is a less serious form of the illness, although the symptoms can last a long time, according to health officials. Symptoms can include a headache, fatigue, skin rash, swollen lymph glands and eye pain along with fever. 

The more serious form of the illness invades the nervous system and can lead to paralysis and death. 

For more information on how to limit exposure, visit the county health department's website.