Dallas Clinic Says It Was Not Told Of Positive West Nile Test

Originally posted on CBS Dallas / Fort Worth:

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DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS)  -The West Nile virus has been detected dangerously close to a Dallas clinic that treats people most vulnerable to the sometimes deadly disease.

A positive test outside the Martin Luther King Clinic near Fair Park raises more concerns about the severity of the outbreak. It also reveals the limits of mosquito spraying that cities and counties say may not be enough to stop West Nile from spreading.

The Martin Luther King Clinic serves hundreds of low income residents.  Many of these residents are chronically ill or children.

CBS 11 News has learned that a mosquito trapped near a water cooling tower tested positive for West Nile even after the neighborhood was sprayed. Margaret Lopez has been a regular patient at the M-L-K clinic for three years. The Garland woman has diabetes, a heart condition and walks outside fearful of catching West…

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