The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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January 2, 2014

2013 Stories of the Year: Economy, fire, murder trial make up year's top headlines

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PALESTINE —

10 West Nile Virus — The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed the state’s first case of West Nile Virus of the 2013 season in Anderson County on May 23. On May 15, the mosquito-borne illness was confirmed locally in an adult male at Palestine Regional Medical Center. The DSHS reported at the time that the patient was recovering from the neuroinvasive form of the disease. This was Anderson County's only case of West Nile Virus.

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