At the urging of area physicians, Dallas County declared a state of emergency and began aerial spraying yesterday to combat West Nile virus. Learn more about the dangers of the virus, its origins, how it is transmitted, and more by watching this informative video by DocDano. Dan McCoy, MD, interviews West Nile virus survivor and Dallas physician Don Read, MD.
“I can't ride a bicycle ... I can't carry my grandchildren up the stairs ... West Nile virus changed my life forever. I will never be normal like I was before I got sick,” says Dr. Read. “I’m thankful to be alive, I’m doing great, but I’m able to do half of what I was able to do before and I’ll never be back to where I was.”