There now have been nine confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Bexar County, according to San Antonio Metro Health officials.
State health officials say the tallies of Texas West Nile fever cases and deaths have more than doubled statewide over the past two weeks.
The Texas Department of State Health Services reported Wednesday that 894 Texas cases had been reported so far this year, up from an Aug. 16 count of 336. Two cases were reported Wednesday to have ended in death, one each in Dallas and Panola counties, bringing the state total to 35. The death toll as of Aug. 16 was 14.
Two people have died from the virus in Bexar County.
Texas has been a hotbed of West Nile fever spread by a mosquito-borne virus. At least 21 of the 35 reported Texas deaths were in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with 13 in Dallas County.
The San Antonio Public Library is partnering with the Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension to host two West Nile Virus information sessions in September.
A board-certified entomologist will speak at the Central Library Auditorium, 600 Soledad Street, on Sept. 6 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. and on Sept. 13 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Seating is limited. Interested persons should register at www.mysapl.org or call 210-207-2500 for information.