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Dallas County Confirms 20th West Nile Virus Death From 2012 Season

The number of deaths from last year’s record breaking West Nile season continues to grow.

05/07/2013

A lab assistant drops mosquitoes into test tubes to prepare them for West Nile Virus testing. (credit: im Boyle/Getty Images)

Plano Taking Proactive Steps To Monitor For West Nile

The City of Plano on Monday launched an intense effort to track cases of West Nile virus, deploying special tracking traps aimed at giving city leaders an advanced warning system on the threat posed by the mosquito-borne infection.

CBSDFW.COM–04/22/2013

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Dallas County Prepares West Nile Combat Plan

Dallas County Commissioners approved spending $350,000 to combat mosquitoes. The money will go towards hiring a Little Rock, Arkansas-based company to set traps each week, and spray more than 5,000 square miles throughout the season.

02/19/2013

A mosquito sits on a stick. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tarrant County Reports 8th West Nile-Related Death

The West Nile Virus continues to be a danger in North Texas. Wednesday officials with Tarrant Public Health confirmed the eighth virus-related death in that county.

CBSDFW.COM–09/26/2012

A field sample of mosquitoes that could carry West Nile Virus is seen at a county health department. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Dallas County Reports 17th West Nile Death

Dallas County Health and Human Services confirms the seventeenth virus related death in the county.

CBSDFW.COM–09/25/2012

A man sprays on mosquito repellent. (credit: Mario Villafuerte/Gettyimages)

Dallas County To Hand Out Free Insect Repellent To Needy

Dallas County Health and Human Services is teaming up with a mosquito protection company to provide needy residents with insect repellent. DCHHS and Cutter® Insect Repellent will hand out free insect repellent to low-income residents and senior citizens.

08/28/2012

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West Nile Aerial Spraying Causing Concern

Aerial spraying will be the next tool put to work in North Texas’ ongoing battle with West Nile Virus infected mosquitoes. Ground spraying is scheduled in at least four North Texas cities, but it’s the pesticides dumped by planes that have some concerned.

CBSDFW.COM–08/13/2012

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Dallas County Reports 9th West Nile Death

A ninth person in Dallas County has died from complications from the West Nile Virus.

08/08/2012

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West Nile Virus Home Remedies Put Under Scrutiny

Plano Mom Alison Malone says her kids are mosquito magnets—pointing to four fresh bites on her young daughter’s forehead. So what’s a Mom to do?

08/01/2012

A mosquito sits on a stick. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Some Question Fort Worth No Mosquito Spraying Policy

The City of Fort Worth does not spray for mosquitoes. With the hundreds of reported cases of human West Nile infection across North Texas and the half a dozen West Nile-related deaths, many are questioning why.

CBSDFW.COM–07/31/2012

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Denton County Prepares For Peak Of West Nile Season

As it stands, the West Nile Virus has infected nearly 150 people across the metroplex. And of all the North Texas counties Denton was the first to report a human case of the West Nile virus.

CBSDFW.COM–07/26/2012

Highland Park Residents Prepare For Mosquito Spraying

Spray trucks taking aim at mosquitoes will be hitting the streets in Highland Park Friday night, just two days after an area West Nile Virus related death.

07/20/2012

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