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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

(credit: CBS 11 News)

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

(credit: Kathy Keatley Garvey, UC Davis Dept. of Entomology)

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

(credit: Kathy Keatley Garvey, UC Davis Dept. of Entomology)

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

Mosquitoes are seen inside a trap. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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

DCHHS Director, Zachary Thompson announces a second death related to West Nile.

Dallas County Reports 2nd West Nile Virus Related Death

The second North Texas death related to the West Nile Virus has been reported in Dallas County. Health officials say the latest victim lived in Highland Park.

07/19/2012

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

Health Director Warns Of More Human West Nile Cases

Thursday afternoon officials with Dallas County Health and Human Services confirmed the 12th human West Nile Virus infection. Health workers would only say that the case is from Dallas’ 75216 zip code.

CBS 11–07/12/2012

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

West Nile Fears Lead To Insecticide Questions

For many North Texas families mosquito repellent has become a priority; especially after human cases of the West Nile Virus have been reported. Now more questions are being asked about bug repellant ingredients.

CBS 11–07/10/2012

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