Elderly man first Dallas County West Nile victim of 2015

Dallas County reported its first West Nile Virus death of 2015 on Tuesday.

The victim was a man in his 80s and lived in the 75214 zip code, which is East Dallas/Lakewood.

The elderly man had underlying medical conditions and contracted the neuroinvasive form of the disease, which the more serious type of West Nile.

It's the first West Nile Virus-related death in Dallas County since 2013.

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