Dallas (WFAA/CNN) - An eleventh death in Dallas has been linked to West Nile virus.
Authorities say the latest victim was an elderly woman in her 80s diagnosed with a neuroinvasive disease.
The mayor of Dallas took time Tuesday to recognize the victims.
He also announced that the aerial spraying of pesticides seems to be working, so they are changing their approach.
"As of right now, the city of Dallas will stop its aerial spraying and we believe it's been the right tactic in minimizing this epidemic that we are seeing. And God bless the families, a family that just lost a loved one today, and to all those people that are coming down with West Nile virus. Our hearts go out to them and that's why this team is working judiciously and around-the-clock," said Mayor Mike Rawlings.
West Nile is spread through infected mosquitoes.
Mayor Rawlings says officials will now focus with spraying pesticides on the ground and in standing water.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention representatives will arrive in Dallas this week to analyze results from mosquito traps in cities that participated in aerial spraying.