September 1, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Clark County woman is urging the public to take precautions after her husband became the first person to die of West Nile virus in Clark County this year.
Sharon Buck advises residents to wear mosquito repellent and to get rid of standing water sources that foster mosquitoes after her husband of 23 years, Keith Buck, died Tuesday.
She told KSNV-TV that her 77-year-old husband was a carpet layer by profession and a cowboy back home at his ranch until he suffered Parkinson's disease.
Sharon Buck says his condition took a turn for the worse about a week ago when his temperature shot up to 105 and he coughed a lot, and Parkinson's left him weakened and unable to fight off the effects of West Nile virus.
Keith Buck was the father-in-law of former North Las Vegas Mayor Shari Buck.