Officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has confirmed that someone has contracted the West Nile Virus.
While most North Texans are glad to see the rain gone and rejoicing at the sunshine, experts say the 2015 mosquito population will be one for the record books too.
A mosquito pool in Frisco has tested positive for West Nile Virus. No human cases have been confirmed there.
City workers in Colleyville have been engaged in what, so far, seems like a futile fight. Despite aggressive treatment, the West Nile Virus keeps popping up in one area — over and over.
Some smartphone apps claim to repel mosquitoes but DEET may work best.
Another human case of the West Nile virus has been confirmed in Dallas. It is the seventh human case for the 2013 season.
Just one day after reporting that a 12th person in Dallas County had been diagnosed with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease, Dallas County Health and Human Services today confirmed the county’s second West Nile Virus death.
Just last week CBS 11 News learned that officials in Tarrant County adopted a new policy where they don’t notify the media about confirmed human cases of the West Nile virus. They only relay information when a death occurs — and one has.
Dallas County Health and Human Services says a Dallas resident was diagnosed with West Nile fever, the county’s sixth human case of the virus this year.
Health officials in Collin County have confirmed a human case of West Nile Fever. The patient lives in Plano in the 75025 zip code.
Would you stick your arm in a cage filled with 150 hungry Southern House mosquitoes, which are the very that carry the West Nile virus? Thankfully you don’t have to, because researchers did just that to help the CBS 11 I-Team.
As temperatures begin to climb and there are more and more signs of summer, Dallas County officials are reminding residents that the West Nile Virus is active and precautions need to be taken.