AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Travis County has confirmed a third death from West Nile virus.
A Friday statement from the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department says the victim was older than age 50 and died of West Nile neuroinvasive disease after two weeks of hospitalization.
As of Friday, the department reported 56 human cases of West Nile virus in the county. Meanwhile, the death brought to at least 47 the statewide death toll from West Nile this year.
This is the worst year ever for West Nile in Texas, which has seen about half of the nation's death from the illness. The deaths in Texas have now exceeded the 2003 record of 40.
Mosquitoes spread the virus to people they bite.
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
A family of four is recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning in Tulsa, EMSA officials confirmed Thursday evening.
With temperatures forecast to drop over the next few hours and days, area shelters are urging homeless people to come indoors.
Construction workers continue to face challenges performing job duties when temperatures drop.
PIXIES frontman BLACK FRANCIS has teamed up with biographer JOSH FRANK to create a new graphic novel, titled THE GOOD INN.