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Richardson To Spray For West Nile Virus

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Mosquito Spray Truck (credit: CBS 11 News)

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RICHARDSON (CBSDFW.COM) - The Richardson Health Department plans to ground spray three separate areas beginning tomorrow and Monday, weather permitting, in order to help prevent the spread of the West Nile virus. The decision to spray comes after City Health Department workers were notified that traps located within the three subject spraying locations returned mosquitoes that tested positive for the disease.

Richardson began its West Nile virus monitoring program in April, which is the earliest it has ever begun testing for signs of the virus. The Richardson City Council approved increased surveillance this year due to the heightened incidence of West Nile virus cases experienced since 2012.

Spraying will take start at 10 p.m. and last until 4 a.m. in the following neighborhoods:

- Arapaho Rd. south to Spring Valley Rd.; Coit Rd. east to Central Expressway (US75)

- Renner Rd. south to Lookout Dr.; Plano Rd. east to President George Bush Turnpike.

- Breckinridge / Toler Park east to Murphy Rd.; Aberdeen Dr. south to Pepperidge Dr.

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