SAN ANTONIO -- This summer's West Nile outbreak has become the deadliest outbreak in Texas history.
Thursday, officials in El Paso reported their first West Nile death. There have now been more than 40 reported deaths statewide. The CDC shows 37 were killed by the virus statewide in 2003, the year after West Nile was first detected in Texas.
San Antonio Metro Health officials have also now confirmed another person here has contracted the virus. That brings the total number of cases in Bexar County to 10, resulting in 2 deaths.